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Université de Fribourg

Strigolactones play an important role in shaping exodermal morphology via a KAI2-dependent pathway

Liu, Guowei ; Stirnemann, Marina ; Gübeli, Christian ; Egloff, Susanne ; Courty, Pierre-Emmanuel ; Aubry, Sylvain ; Vandenbussche, Michiel ; Morel, Patrice ; Reinhardt, Didier ; Martinoia, Enrico ; Borghi, Lorenzo

In: iScience, 2019, vol. 17, p. 144–154

The majority of land plants have two suberized root barriers: the endodermis and the hypodermis (exodermis). Both barriers bear non-suberized passage cells that are thought to regulate water and nutrient exchange between the root and the soil. We learned a lot about endodermal passage cells, whereas our knowledge on hypodermal passage cells (HPCs) is still very scarce. Here we report on...

Université de Fribourg

ABCG36/PEN3/PDR8 Is an Exporter of the Auxin Precursor, Indole-3-Butyric Acid, and Involved in Auxin-Controlled Development

Aryal, Bibek ; Huynh, John ; Schneuwly, Jerôme ; Siffert, Alexandra ; Liu, Jie ; Alejandro, Santiago ; Ludwig-Müller, Jutta ; Martinoia, Enrico ; Geisler, Markus

In: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2019, vol. 10, p. -

The PDR-type ABCG transporter, ABCG36/PDR8/PEN3, is thought to be implicated in the export of a few structurally unrelated substrates, including the auxin precursor, indole-3-butyric acid (IBA), although a clear-cut proof of transport is lacking. An outward facing, lateral root (LR) location for ABCG36 fuelled speculations that it might secrete IBA into the rhizosphere. Here, we provide...

Université de Fribourg

Plant hormone transporters: what we know and what we would like to know

Park, Jiyoung ; Lee, Youngsook ; Martinoia, Enrico ; Geisler, Markus

In: BMC Biology, 2017, vol. 15, p. 93

Hormone transporters are crucial for plant hormone action, which is underlined by severe developmental and physiological impacts caused by their loss-of-function mutations. Here, we summarize recent knowledge on the individual roles of plant hormone transporters in local and long-distance transport. Our inventory reveals that many hormones are transported by members of distinct transporter...

Université de Fribourg

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...