The effect of modulating strigolactone signalling on leaf development in various lines
We have been heavily involved in defining the core mechanism of strigolactone signalling in flowering plants, but much remains to be understood about downstream signalling events. Furthermore, evolutionary analyses suggest that the strigolactone signalling pathway we have defined had only evolved relatively recently. We aim to dissect strigolactone signalling in a range of plant species at greater depth.
People working on this project:
- Walker CH, Siu-Ting K, Taylor A, O’Connell MJ, Bennett T. (2019). Strigolactone synthesis is ancestral in land plants, but canonical strigolactone signalling is a flowering plant innovation. BMC Biology 17, 70.
- Villaecija-Aguilar JA, Hamon-Josse M, Carbonnel S, Kretschmar A, Schmid C, Dawid C, Bennett T, Gutjahr C (2019). SMAX1/SMXL2 regulate root and root hair development downstream of KAI2-mediated signalling in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genetics 15, e1008327.
- Machin D, Hamon-Josse M, Bennett T. (2019). Fellowship of the rings: a saga of strigolactones and other small signals. New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.16135.
- Walker & Bennett (2017). Re-assessing the evolution of strigolactone synthesis and signalling. BioRxiv,
- Bythell-Douglas et al (2017). Evolution of strigolactone receptors by gradual neo-functionalization of KAI2 paralogues. BMC Biology 15, 52
- Waters et al . (2017). Strigolactone signalling and evolution. Annual Review of Plant Biology 68, 291-322
- Seale et al (2017). BRC1 expression regulates bud activation potential, but is not necessary or sufficient for bud dormancy in Arabidopsis. Development, 144, 1661-1673.
- Bennett et al (2016). Strigolactone regulates shoot development through a core signalling pathway. Biol Open. pii: bio.021402. doi: 10.1242/bio.021402
- Liang et al (2016). SMXL7 signals from the nucleus to control shoot development in Arabidopsis by partially EAR-independent mechanisms. The Plant Cell, 28, 1581-1601
- Soundappan et al (2015). SMAX1-LIKE/D53 family members enable distinct MAX2-dependent responses to strigolactones and karrikins in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 27, 3143-3159.
- Bennett & Leyser (2014). Strigolactone signalling: standing on the shoulders of DWARFs. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 22C, 7-13.