A Dual Role of Strigolactones in Phosphate Acquisition and Utilization in Plants
Olaf Czarnecki, Jun Yang, David Weston, Gerald A. Tuskan, and Jin-Gui Chen
09 April 2013, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2013, 14(4): 7681-7701; doi:10.3390/ijms14047681
Phosphorus, acquired in the form of phosphate (Pi), is one of the primary macronutrients for plants but is least available in the soil. Pi deficiency is a major factor limiting plant growth, development and reproduction. Plants have developed a complex signaling network to respond to Pi deficiency. The recent discovery of strigolactones, a new class of plant hormones, has led to an emerging signaling module illustrating the integrated control of Pi acquisition, plant-microbe symbiotic interactions and plant architecture. This review article focuses on the recent findings of plant responses and roles of strigolactones to Pi deficiency.
Czarnecki, Olaf; Yang, Jun; Weston, David J.; Tuskan, Gerald A.; Chen, Jin-Gui. 2013. “A Dual Role of Strigolactones in Phosphate Acquisition and Utilization in Plants.” Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 4: 7681-7701.