Synthetic Auxin/receptor Pair (image) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption A synthetic version of auxin and its protein receptor (light blue) nestle together, creating an engineered pair that behaves just like the natural one. Credit Keiko Torii/University of Washington/Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Shinya Hagihara/Nagoya University Usage Restrictions Use with credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.