Université de Fribourg

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...