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Molecules 2017, 22(6), 961;

New Strigolactone Mimics as Exogenous Signals for Rhizosphere Organisms

National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry & Petrochemistry–ICECHIM, Spl. Independentei 202, RO-060021 Bucharest, Romania
Research Center Oltchim, St. Uzinei 1, RO-240050 Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
Plant Science and Biodiversity Center SAS, Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, PO Box 39A, 95007 Nitra, Slovakia
Research Department Teso Spec S. R. L., Str. Muncii 53, RO-915200 Fundulea, Romania
Centre of Organic Chemistry, Romanian Academy, Spl. Independentei 202B, RO-060023 Bucharest, Romania
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Romanian Academy, Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda 41-A, 700487 Iasi, Romania
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Academic Editor: Kamal Kumar
Received: 28 April 2017 / Revised: 6 June 2017 / Accepted: 7 June 2017 / Published: 9 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Product Inspired Scaffolds Designs)
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The importance of strigolactones in plant biology prompted us to synthesize simplified strigolactone mimics effective as exogenous signals for rhizosphere organisms. New strigolactone mimics easily derived from simple and available starting materials in significant amounts were prepared and fully characterized. These compounds contain an aromatic or heterocyclic ring, usually present in various bioactive molecules, connected by an ether link to a furan-2-one moiety. The new synthesized strigolactone mimics were confirmed to be active on plant pathogenic fungi and parasitic weed seeds. View Full-Text
Keywords: strigolactones; strigolactone mimics; natural-products like molecules; exogenous signals strigolactones; strigolactone mimics; natural-products like molecules; exogenous signals

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Oancea, F.; Georgescu, E.; Matusova, R.; Georgescu, F.; Nicolescu, A.; Raut, I.; Jecu, M.-L.; Vladulescu, M.-C.; Vladulescu, L.; Deleanu, C. New Strigolactone Mimics as Exogenous Signals for Rhizosphere Organisms. Molecules 2017, 22, 961.

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