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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. In his Perspective, D. Russell describes two papers--one in this week's issue of Science (Li et al., p. 398) and one in the 19 April issue of Cell (M. Szekeres et al.)--which report on two enzymes that synthesize steroid hormones cloned from Arabidopsis. These enzymes, DET2 and CPD, are in the biosynthetic pathway for brassinolides, steroids that seem to participate in the regulation of gene expression by light.

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      NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,light-activated regulatory systems,brassinosteroids,biosynthetic pathway,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722030620949T,phytohormone,Life Science,light-responsive genes,gene regulation

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