Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Roy J. Carver Department of
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Use of growth retardants enables post-planting optimization of vegetative growth, which is particularly important with the on-going climate change. Mepiquat chloride is an economical and safe retardant widely applied in cotton, but is not uniformly effective. Here identification of its molecular target as the ent-copalyl diphosphate synthase that initiates gibberellin biosynthesis enabled introduction of selective agrochemical inhibition, leaving intact more specialized metabolism important for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
Zhang, Juan; Zhang, Yushi; Xing, Jiapeng; Yu, Haiyue; Zhang, Rui; Chen, Yiyao; Zhang, Delin; Yin, Ping; Tian, Xiaoli; Wang, Qiang; Duan, Liusheng; Zhang, Mingcai; Peters, Reuben J.; and Li, Zhaohu, "Introducing selective agrochemical manipulation of gibberellin metabolism into a cereal crop" (2020). Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Publications. 279.