Biosynthesis and role of strigolactones in the phosphate starvation response in tomato

This research aims to elucidate the structural diversification of strigolactones in tomato and discover new enzymes that are responsible for this diversification. We studied SlMAX1, a tomato gene encoding a cytochrome P450 enzyme that is required for the oxidation of carlactone to carlactonic acid and enzymes catalyzing the conversion of orobanchol into didehydroorobanchol. We also investigated in how tomato roots transcriptionally respond to P starvation and what the role of SLs is in this response.

Yanting Wang defended on 10th Sep 2020. You can follow the livestream here.

Research ThemeNutrients availability
Funding agencyChina scholarship council