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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(4), 7681-7701; doi:10.3390/ijms14047681
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A Dual Role of Strigolactones in Phosphate Acquisition and Utilization in Plants

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Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 22 March 2013 / Accepted: 29 March 2013 / Published: 9 April 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance Mechanisms in Plants)
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Abstract: Phosphorus, acquired in the form of phosphate (Pi), is one of the primary macronutrients for plants but is least available in the soil. Pi deficiency is a major factor limiting plant growth, development and reproduction. Plants have developed a complex signaling network to respond to Pi deficiency. The recent discovery of strigolactones, a new class of plant hormones, has led to an emerging signaling module illustrating the integrated control of Pi acquisition, plant-microbe symbiotic interactions and plant architecture. This review article focuses on the recent findings of plant responses and roles of strigolactones to Pi deficiency.
Keywords: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF); phosphate (Pi); phosphorus (P); root development; shoot branching; strigolactones (SLs) arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF); phosphate (Pi); phosphorus (P); root development; shoot branching; strigolactones (SLs)
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Czarnecki, O.; Yang, J.; Weston, D.J.; Tuskan, G.A.; Chen, J.-G. A Dual Role of Strigolactones in Phosphate Acquisition and Utilization in Plants. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 7681-7701.

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Czarnecki O, Yang J, Weston DJ, Tuskan GA, Chen J-G. A Dual Role of Strigolactones in Phosphate Acquisition and Utilization in Plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(4):7681-7701.

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Czarnecki, Olaf; Yang, Jun; Weston, David J.; Tuskan, Gerald A.; Chen, Jin-Gui. 2013. "A Dual Role of Strigolactones in Phosphate Acquisition and Utilization in Plants." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 4: 7681-7701.


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