Strigolactones as Plant Hormones

We summarize the current knowledge of the widely conserved functions of strigolactones in the control of plant development and stress responses as well as some of their reported species-specific roles

Catherine Rameau; Sofie Goormachtig; Francesca Cardinale; Tom Bennett; Pilar Cubas


Scholarcy highlights

  • In the last decade strigolactones have been recognized as a novel type of plant hormones
  • Organelles found in some plant cells responsible for the synthesis and storage of starch granules, through the polymerization of glucose
  • Measured either in absolute time or as number of nodes a plant produces before formation of the first flower
  • Meristems generate new cells that allow the growth of the plant in various dimensions
  • Cambial meristems are responsible for the radial growth and thickening of the stem
  • Root nodules are specialized structures that host the symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria. They are typically formed under nitrogen-limited conditions
  • Its main function is to transport water and mineral nutrients from roots to shoots and leaves

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