Encodes a member of the cytochrome p450 family that serves as a control point between multiple photoreceptor systems and brassinosteroid signal transduction. Involved in brassinolide metabolism. Mediates response to a variety of light signals including hypocotyl elongation and cotyledon expansion.
The WAG2 and its homolog, WAG1 each encodes protein-serine/threonine kinase that are nearly 70% identical to PsPK3 protein. All three together with CsPK3 belong to PsPK3-type kinases. At the N-terminus, all four possess a serine/threonine-rich domain. They are closely related to Arabidopsis kinases PINOID. wag1/wag2 double mutants exhibit a pronounced wavy root phenotype when grown vertically on agar plates (while wild-type plants develop wavy roots only on plates inclined to angles less than 90 degrees), indicating an overlapping role for WAG1 and WAG2 as suppressors of root waving. Simultaneous disruption of PID(AT2G34650) and its 3 closest homologs (PID2/AT2G26700, WAG1/AT1G53700, and WAG2/AT3G14370) abolishes the formation of cotyledons.
Encodes a protein with similarity to other cytochrome P450's and is a homolog of BAS1. Over expression causes a dwarf phenotype resembling brassinolide resistant mutants. Double mutant analysis of sob7/bas1 loss of function mutants suggests these genes have redundant functions in light responsiveness. SOB7 may function in metabolizing brassinolides. Expressed in leaf, root, stem and silique but expression highest in flower and cauline leaves. Dominant overexpressing plants have dwarf phenotype, short siliques/seeds, rounded dark green leaves and short hypocotyls in light and dark. Loss of function alleles result in plants with long hypocotyls.