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Signalling and responses to strigolactones and karrikins


Smith, SM and Li, J, Signalling and responses to strigolactones and karrikins, Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 21 pp. 23-29. ISSN 1369-5266 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2014.06.003


Strigolactone (SL) and karrikin (KAR) signalling control many aspects of plant growth and development through similar mechanisms employing related a/b-fold hydrolase-receptors and a common F-box protein named MORE AXILARY GROWTH2 (MAX2) in Arabidopsis or DWARF3 (D3) in rice. D3 mediates SL-dependent ubiquitination and proteolysis of DWARF53 (D53) protein, thought to be involved in the control of gene expression, while a related protein SUPPRESSOR OF MAX2-1 (SMAX1) is implicated in the response to KAR in Arabidopsis. Different members of the D53/SMAX1 multigene family likely mediate different responses in plant growth and development. Analysis of responses to SL or KAR has identified many genes regulated by these compounds. Crosstalk with other signalling systems including light, hormones and abiotic stress has also been identified. Here we critically analyse how to progress towards a clearer understanding of the targets and functions of the SL and KAR signalling systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:strigolactones, karrikins
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101325
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:79
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-17
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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