Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis decreases strigolactone production in tomato

Using tomato as a model plant, we have recently shown that arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis induces changes in transcriptional and hormonal profiles

Juan A. López-Ráez

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • Strigolactones are a new class of plant hormones emerging as important signals in the control of plant architecture
  • Strigolactones are exuded into the soil, where they act as host detection signals for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and as germination stimulants for root parasitic plant seeds
  • Using tomato as a model plant, we have recently shown that AM symbiosis induces changes in transcriptional and hormonal profiles
  • Using the same model system, here we analytically demonstrate, using liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry, that strigolactone production is significantly reduced upon AM symbiosis
  • Considering the dual role of the strigolactones in the rhizosphere as signals for AM fungi and parasitic plants, we discuss the potential implications of these changes in the plant interaction with both organisms

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