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Strigolactones in plant interactions with beneficial and detrimental organisms: The yin and yang


Lopez-Raez, JA and Shirasu, K and Foo, E, Strigolactones in plant interactions with beneficial and detrimental organisms: The yin and yang, Trends in Plant Science, 22, (6) pp. 527-537. ISSN 1360-1385 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2017.03.011


Strigolactones (SLs) are plant hormones that have important roles as modulators of plant development. They were originally described as ex planta signaling molecules in the rhizosphere that induce the germination of parasitic plants, a role that was later linked to encouraging the beneficial symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. Recently, the focus has shifted to examining the role of SLs in plant–microbe interactions, and has revealed roles for SLs in the association of legumes with nitrogen-fixing rhizobacteria and in interactions with disease-causing pathogens. Here, we examine the role of SLs in plant interactions with beneficial and detrimental organisms, and propose possible future biotechnological applications.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:beneficial symbiosis, defense responses, microbiome, pathosystem, plant signaling, rhizosphere, strigolactones
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable plant production
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable plant production not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Foo, E (Associate Professor Eloise Foo)
ID Code:116253
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:104
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-04
Last Modified:2021-08-17

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