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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...

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Phosphate systemically inhibits development of arbuscular mycorrhiza in Petunia hybrida and represses genes involved in mycorrhizal functioning

Breuillin, Florence ; Schramm, Jonathan ; Hajirezaei, Mohammad ; Ahkami, Amir ; Favre, Patrick ; Druege, Uwe ; Hause, Bettina ; Bucher, Marcel ; Kretzschmar, Tobias ; Bossolini, Eligio ; Kuhlemeier, Cris ; Martinoia, Enrico ; Franken, Philipp ; Scholz, Uwe ; Reinhardt, Didier

In: The Plant Journal, 2010, p. -

Most terrestrial plants form arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM), mutualistic associations with soil fungi of the order Glomeromycota. The obligate biotrophic fungi trade mineral nutrients, mainly phosphate (Pi), for carbohydrates from the plants. Under conditions of high exogenous phosphate supply, when the plant can meet its own P requirements without the fungus, AM are suppressed,...