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Beneficial services of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – from ecology to application

Chen, Min ; Arato, Miguel ; Borghi, Lorenzo ; Nouri, Eva ; Reinhardt, Didier

In: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018, vol. 9, p. -

Arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) is the most common symbiotic association of plants with microbes. AM fungi occur in the majority of natural habitats and they provide a range of important ecological services, in particular by improving plant nutrition, stress resistance and tolerance, as well as soil structure and fertility. AM fungi interact with most crop plants including cereals, vegetables, and...

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Insight into the evolution of the Solanaceae from the parental genomes of Petunia hybrida

Bombarely, Aureliano ; Moser, Michel ; Amrad, Avichai ; Bao, Manzhu ; Bapaume, Laure ; Barry, Cornelius S. ; Bliek, Mattijs ; Boersma, Maaike R. ; Borghi, Lorenzo ; Bruggmann, Rémy ; Bucher, Marcel ; DAgostino, Nunzio ; Davies, Kevin ; Druege, Uwe ; Dudareva, Natalia ; Egea-Cortines, Marcos ; Delledonne, Massimo ; Fernandez-Pozo, Noe ; Franken, Philipp ; Grandont, Laurie ; Heslop-Harrison, J. S. ; Hintzsche, Jennifer ; Johns, Mitrick ; Koes, Ronald ; Lv, Xiaodan ; Lyons, Eric ; Malla, Diwa ; Martinoia, Enrico ; Mattson, Neil S. ; Morel, Patrice ; Mueller, Lukas A. ; Muhlemann, Joëlle ; Nouri, Eva ; Passeri, Valentina ; Pezzotti, Mario ; Qi, Qinzhou ; Reinhardt, Didier ; Rich, Melanie ; Richert-Pöggeler, Katja R. ; Robbins, Tim P. ; Schatz, Michael C. ; Schranz, M. Eric ; Schuurink, Robert C. ; Schwarzacher, Trude ; Spelt, Kees ; Tang, Haibao ; Urbanus, SusanL. ; Vandenbussche, Michiel ; Vijverberg, Kitty ; Villarino, Gonzalo H. ; Warner, RyanM. ; Weiss, Julia ; Yue, Zhen ; Zethof, Jan ; Quattrocchio, Francesca ; Sims, Thomas L. ; Kuhlemeier, Cris

In: Nature Plants, 2016, vol. 2, p. 16074

Petunia hybrida is a popular bedding plant that has a long history as a genetic model system. We report the whole-genome sequencing and assembly of inbred derivatives of its two wild parents, P. axillaris N and P. inflata S6. The assemblies include 91.3% and 90.2% coverage of their diploid genomes (1.4 Gb; 2n = 14) containing 32,928 and 36,697 protein-coding genes, respectively. The...

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A petunia ABC protein controls strigolactone-dependent symbiotic signalling and branching

Kretzschmar, Tobias ; Kohlen, Wouter ; Sasse, Joelle ; Borghi, Lorenzo ; Schlegel, Markus ; Bachelier, Julien B. ; Reinhardt, Didier ; Bours, Ralph ; Bouwmeester, Harro J. ; Martinoia, Enrico

In: Nature, 2012, p. -

Strigolactones were originally identified as stimulators of the germination of root-parasitic weeds that pose a serious threat to resource-limited agriculture. They are mostly exuded from roots and function as signalling compounds in the initiation of arbuscular mycorrhizae, which are plant–fungus symbionts with a global effect on carbon and phosphate cycling. Recently, strigolactones were...