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.