Screening for apocarotenoid plant growth regulators in Arabidopsis

Yagiz Alagoz, Jianing Mi, Salim Al-Babili, Alexandra J. Dickinson, Kunpeng Jia

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Apocarotenoids are bioactive metabolites found in animals, fungi and plants. Several carotenoid-derived compounds, apocarotenoids, were recently identified as new growth regulators in different plant species. Here, we introduce basic chemical screening methods, using a model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, to elucidate the function of bioactive apocarotenoids in determining plant phenotypic traits. These short guidelines include essential practices, such as selecting the plant growth conditions and the type of treatment, as well as phenotyping methodologies for the initial screening of novel apocarotenoid plant growth regulators.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Enzymology
StatePublished - Apr 26 2022

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-05-26
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): CRG4
Acknowledgements: This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31900245 & 32170271, to K.P.J), and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) baseline funding and a Competitive Research Grant (CRG4) (to S.A.B).


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