Strigolactones - their structure and function in plants.

Dvořáková M., Vaněk T.
CHEMICKÉ LISTY 109(10): 762-769, 2015

Keywords: strigolactones, phytohormons, arbuscular mycorrhiza fungis, parazitic plants, mechanism
Abstract: Strigolactones are the most recent class of fytohormones, which were originally recognized as stimulators of seed germinators of parasitic weeds Striga and Orobanche spp. They also stimulate symbiosis of plants with arbuscular mycorhizal fungi. Their functions in plants and biosynthesis are described. The isolated natural strigolactones and their main synthetic derivatives are listed. Attention is focused on their mechanism of action and structureactivity relationships.
IEB authors: Marcela Dvořáková, Tomáš Vaněk