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Strigolactones redefine plant hormones


Wang, L and Smith, SM, Strigolactones redefine plant hormones, Science China: Life Sciences, 59, (10) pp. 1083-1085. ISSN 1674-7305 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11427-016-0259-5


A commonly accepted view of plant growth hormones is that their interaction with the cognate receptor protein is reversible, so that each hormone molecule can potentially interact multiple times with a receptor and so either amplify the hormone signal or maintain it over an extended period of time. The signal can be ‘cancelled’ by degrading the hormone. Strigolactones present us with a potentially new paradigm. The receptor is a serine hydrolase-type protein which attacks the strigolactone resulting in covalent modification of the receptor, while at the same time destroying the hormone. Strigolactone is apparently a one-use ‘disposable’ hormone.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:strigolactone, plant hormones, karrikin, plant development
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:Wang, L (Dr Lu Wang)
UTAS Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:113105
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2016-12-12
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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