The strigolactone story.

@article{Xie2010TheSS,
  title={The strigolactone story.},
  author={Xiaonan Xie and Kaori Yoneyama and Koichi Yoneyama},
  journal={Annual review of phytopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={
          93-117
        }
}
Strigolactones (SLs) were originally isolated from plant root exudates as germination stimulants for root parasitic plants of the family Orobanchaceae, including witchweeds (Striga spp.), broomrapes (Orobanche and Phelipanche spp.), and Alectra spp., and so were regarded as detrimental to the producing plants. Their role as indispensable chemical signals for root colonization by symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi was subsequently unveiled, and SLs then became recognized as beneficial plant… 

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