Effects of strigolactones on germination

bonaventure@optonline.net bonaventure@optonline.net
Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:48:38 PDT
Crossposted to other forums:
Strigolactones are compounds produced by plant roots and newly discovered to be hormones that inhibit shoot (aboveground) branching. They were once believed to be metabolic byproducts and were initially described by the effects they have on inducing rhizobial fungal hyphal growth and inducing germination of the root-parisitic flowering plants Orobrache and Striga, serious crop pests. 
What affect would they have as a supplement on seeds and germination that require/interact heavily with soil fungi and rhizobia such as woodland plants, duff-growers and humus epiphytes if added to germination media?
presently in Neuroscience

Date:    Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:49:26 -0400
From:    Lis Allison <garden@PINE-RIDGE.CA>
Subject: Effects of strigolactones on germination

On Monday 22 September 2008 16:32, Bonaventure Magrys wrote:
> Anyone looking into the effects of strigolactones on germination of
> difficult woodland perennials, orchids?

What are strigolactones?

Lis Allison, Carp Ontario Canada, autumn setting in nicely, thank you.


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