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Recent advances in strigolactone research: chemical and biological aspects.
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PMID:  23054391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Strigolactones (SLs) are a group of terpenoid lactones that were discovered in the 1960s. They were initially characterized as allelochemicals secreted from roots to the rhizosphere and have functions in parasitic and symbiotic interactions with root parasitic plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, respectively. In 2008, SLs were shown to act as endogenous hormones that regulate shoot branching. The discovery of hormonal function of SLs has provided a link between genetically studied shoot branching mutants and chemically characterized SLs in earlier studies. This has offered new strategies and experimental tools to address a number of intriguing questions as to the biological function and molecular action of SLs. In this review, we will provide an overview of recent topics on SLs, and highlight new discoveries on its biosynthetic pathway and multiple hormonal roles in plant development and adaptive responses.
Yoshiya Seto; Hiromu Kameoka; Shinjiro Yamaguchi; Junko Kyozuka
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
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Title:  Plant & cell physiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1471-9053     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Cell Physiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9430925     Medline TA:  Plant Cell Physiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan.
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