Campus Units

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Roy J. Carver Department of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2-2020

Journal or Book Title

Nature Plants

Volume

6

First Page

67

Last Page

72

DOI

10.1038/s41477-019-0582-x

Abstract

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.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Zhang, Juan, Yushi Zhang, Jiapeng Xing, Haiyue Yu, Rui Zhang, Yiyao Chen, Delin Zhang et al. "Introducing selective agrochemical manipulation of gibberellin metabolism into a cereal crop." Nature Plants 6 (2020): 67-72. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0582-x. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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