Strigolactones as Part of the Plant Defence System

Trends Plant Sci. 2016 Nov;21(11):900-903. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.08.010. Epub 2016 Sep 5.


Strigolactones (SLs) are plant hormones, described as regulators of plant growth and development. Recently, it was proposed that these hormones might also be involved in the biotic stress response. However, SLs do not have a universal role in plant protection, instead only playing a part in resistance to specific pathogens.

Keywords: biotic stress; plant resistance; strigolactones.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Lactones / metabolism*
  • Models, Biological
  • Plant Growth Regulators / metabolism*
  • Plants / immunology*
  • Plants / metabolism*


  • Lactones
  • Plant Growth Regulators