Translation of Strigolactones from Plant Hormone to Agriculture: Achievements, Future Perspectives, and Challenges

We review how manipulation of SL signaling can be used when developing new tools and crop varieties to address some critical challenges, such as nutrient acquisition, resource allocation, stress tolerance, and plant–parasite interactions

Rebecca J. Chesterfield; Claudia E. Vickers; Christine A. Beveridge

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Proof of principle for strigolactone application in agriculture has been demonstrated at field-trial scale for parasitic weed control, increasing fruit yield, enhancing nutrient uptake, and improving yield under drought conditions
  • Specificity of activity in the landscape of many complex SL responses can be achieved through exploitation of differences in SL structures and receptor specificities
  • Field trials demonstrate the potential use of SLs as agrochemicals or genetic targets in breeding programs, with applications in improving drought tolerance, increasing yields, and controlling parasitic weeds
  • We review how manipulation of SL signaling can be used when developing new tools and crop varieties to address some critical challenges, such as nutrient acquisition, resource allocation, stress tolerance, and plant–parasite interactions
  • Et al Changes in the allocation of endogenous strigolactone improve plant biomass production on phosphate-poor soils.New Phytol

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