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Record number 355704
Title Rhizosphere communication of plants, parasitic plants and AM fungi
Author(s) Bouwmeester, H.J.; Roux, Chr.; Lopez Raez, J.A.; Bécard, G.
Source Trends in Plant Science 12 (2007)5. - ISSN 1360-1385 - p. 224 - 230.
Department(s) PRI Bioscience
Laboratory of Plant Physiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi - germination stimulants - seed-germination - root exudate - orobanche - striga - arabidopsis - strigolactones - metabolism - phosphate
Abstract Plants use an array of secondary metabolites to defend themselves against harmful organisms and to attract others that are beneficial. However, the attraction of beneficial organisms could also lead to abuse by malevolent organisms. An exciting example of such abuse is the relationship between plants, beneficial mutualistic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and harmful parasitic plants. Signalling molecules called strigolactones, which are secreted by plant roots in low concentrations, induce the growth of both obligate biotrophs. Here, we review the importance of strigolactones for these two interactions and discuss possible developments that should further clarify the role of these signalling molecules in rhizosphere processes.
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