Strigolactone signalling and evolution

SMXL7 leaves

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.


Evolution of strigolactone and KAI2-Ligand signalling

Role of SL and KL signalling in root development

Downstream signalling events in the SL and KL pathways

People working on this project:

Darren Machin

Maxime Hamon-Josse

Pablo Gonzalez Suarez


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