Plant Hormones & Other Growth Regulators
(February 17-18, 2020 Vienna, Austria)

Plant growth regulators (also called plant hormones) are numerous chemical substances that profoundly influence the growth and differentiation of plant cells, tissues and organs. Plant growth regulators function as chemical messengers for intercellular communication . There are currently five recognized groups of plant hormones: auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, abscisic acid (ABA) and ethylene. They work together coordinating the growth and development of cells. Ethylene is mainly involved in abscission and flower secscence in plants and is rarely used in plant tissue culture. In addition to the five principal growth regulators, two other groups sometimes appear to be active in regulating plant growth, the brassinosteroids and polyamines.

As agriculture becomes more mechanized and science increases the possibilities for using inputs to enhance production, the role of PGRs becomes more vital.

Through discussions of the “classical five” phytohormones–gibberellins, cytokinins, ethylene, abscisic acid, and auxins–and the growing number of nontraditional PGRs such as oligosaccharins and brassinosteroids, the International conference “Plant Hormones and Other Growth Regulators” discuss the past and present uses of PGRs in managing crop yield and offers some speculation on future directions.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is November 1, 2019

Early bird registration: November 15, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna on February 17-18, 2020!

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)