Strigolactones: discovery of the elusive shoot branching hormone

Dun, E.A., Brewer, P.B. and Beveridge, C.A. (2009) Strigolactones: discovery of the elusive shoot branching hormone. Trends in Plant Science, 14 7: 364-372. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2009.04.003

Author Dun, E.A.
Brewer, P.B.
Beveridge, C.A.
Title Strigolactones: discovery of the elusive shoot branching hormone
Formatted title
Strigolactones: discovery of the elusive shoot branching hormone
Journal name Trends in Plant Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-1385
Publication date 2009-07
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2009.04.003
Volume 14
Issue 7
Start page 364
End page 372
Total pages 9
Editor Brink, S.C.
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd., Trends Journals
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified
060705 Plant Physiology
Abstract The control of axillary bud outgrowth involves a network of hormonal signals and feedback regulation. A repressor of bud outgrowth that is central to the story has been missing since it was first postulated more than 70 years ago. This hormone moves upward in plant stems and can act as a long-distance messenger for auxin. Strigolactones, previously known as carotenoid-derived signals exuded from roots, fit the role of this elusive hormone. The discovery of branching inhibition by strigolactones will help solve many confusing aspects of branch control, including interactions with other signals, and is a great step forward toward uncovering the links between environment, genetics and plant form.
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