Nelson Lab

Karrikins and strigolactones

(†Undergraduate authors)

Waters MT, Gutjahr C, Bennett T, Nelson DC. (2017) "Strigolactone signaling and evolution." Annual Review of Plant Biology,68:291-322. Free reprint.

Khosla A, Nelson DC. (2016) “Strigolactones, super hormones in the fight against Striga.” Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 33:57-6.

Lopez-Obando M, Conn CE, Hoffmann B, Bythell-Douglas R, Nelson DC, Rameau C, Bonhomme S. “Structural modelling and transcriptional responses highlight a clade of PpKAI2-LIKE genes as candidate receptors for strigolactones in Physcomitrella patens.” Planta, 243(6):1441-53.

Morffy N*, Faure L*, Nelson DC. (2016) “Smoke and hormone mirrors: action and evolution of karrikin and strigolactone signaling.” Trends in Genetics, 32(3):176-88.

Stanga JP, Morffy N, Nelson DC. (2016) “Functional redundancy in the control of seedling growth by the karrikin signaling pathway.” Planta, 243(6):1397-1406.

Conn CE, Nelson DC. (2016) “Evidence that KARRIKIN-INSENSITIVE2 (KAI2) receptors may perceive an unknown signal that is not karrikin or strigolactone.” Frontiers in Plant Science, 6:1219. Open Access

Soundappan I*, Bennett T*, Morffy N, Yueyang L, Stanga JP, †Abbas A, Leyser O, Nelson DC. (2015) “SMAX1-LIKE/D53 family members enable distinct MAX2-dependent responses to strigolactones and karrikins in Arabidopsis.” Plant Cell, 27:3143-59.

Conn CE, Bythell-Douglas R, †Neumann D, Yoshida S, †Whittington B, Westwood JH, Shirasu K, Bond CS, Dyer KA, Nelson DC. (2015) “Convergent evolution of strigolactone perception enabled host detection in parasitic plants.” Science, 349:540-43. Free Abstract, Full text, or Reprint.

Stanga JP, Smith SM, Briggs WR, Nelson DC. (2013) "SUPPRESSOR OF MORE AXILLARY GROWTH2 1 controls seed germination and seedling development in Arabidopsis." Plant Physiology, 163(1):318-330.

Nelson DC “Are karrikin signalling mechanisms relevant to strigolactone perception?” in Parasitic Orobanchaceae, edited by Joel DM, Gressel J, Musselman LJ, 221-230. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

Nelson DC, Flematti GR, Ghisalberti EL, Dixon KW, Smith SM. (2012) “Regulation of seed germination and seedling growth by chemical signals from burning vegetation.” Annual Reviews of Plant Biology, 63: 107-130. Free reprint.

Waters MT, Nelson DC, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, †Sun Y, Dixon KW, Smith SM. (2012) “Specialization within the DWARF14 protein family confers distinct responses to karrikins and strigolactones in Arabidopsis.” Development, 139(7):1285-1295.

Waters MT, Smith SM, Nelson DC. (2011) “Smoke signals and seed dormancy: Where next for MAX2?” Plant Signaling & Behavior, 6(9):1418-1422.

Nelson DC, Scaffidi A, Dun EA, Waters, MT, Flematti GR, Dixon KW, Beveridge CA, Ghisalberti EL, Smith SM. (2011)
"F-box protein MAX2 has dual roles in karrikin and strigolactone signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana." PNAS USA, 108(21):8897-8902.

Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Nelson DC, Dixon KW, Smith SM, Ghisalberti EL. (2011) “The synthesis and biological evaluation of labelled karrikinolides for the elucidation of the mode of action of the seed germination stimulant.” Tetrahedron, 67(1):152-157.

Nelson DC, Flematti GR, †Riseborough J, Ghisalberti EL, Dixon KW, Smith SM. (2010) "Karrikins enhance light responses during germination and seedling development in Arabidopsis thaliana." PNAS USA, 107(15):7095-7100.

Flematti GR, Scaffidi A, Goddard-Borger ED, Heath CH, Nelson DC, Commander LE, Stick RV, Dixon KW, Smith SM, Ghisalberti EL. (2010) “Structure-activity relationship of karrikin germination stimulants.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(15):8612-8617.

Chiwocha SDS, Dixon KW, Flematti GR, Ghisalberti EL, Merritt DJ, Nelson DC, †Riseborough J, Smith SM, Stevens JC. (2009) "Karrikins: A new family of plant growth regulators in smoke." Plant Science, 177(4):252-256.

Nelson DC, †Riseborough J, Flematti GR, Stevens JC, Ghisalberti EL, Dixon KW, Smith SM. (2009) “Karrikins discovered in smoke trigger Arabidopsis seed germination by a mechanism requiring gibberellic acid synthesis and light.” Plant Physiology, 149(2):863-873.

Additional publications


Purdy SJ, Bussell JD, Nelson DC, Villadsen D, Smith S. (2011) “A nuclear-localized protein, KOLD SENSITIV-1, affects the expression of cold-responsive genes during prolonged chilling in Arabidopsis.” Journal of Plant Physiology, 168(3):263-269.

Pandey S, Nelson DC, Assmann SM. (2009) “Two novel GPCR-type G proteins are abscisic acid receptors in Arabidopsis.” Cell, 136(1):136-148.

Nelson DC, Wohlbach DJ, Rodesch MR, Stolc V, Sussman MR, Samanta MP. (2007) “Identification of an in vitro transcription-based artifact affecting oligonucleotide microarrays.” FEBS Letters, 581(18):3363-3370.

Stolc V, Samanta MP, Tongprasit W, Sethi H, Liang S, Nelson DC, Hegeman A, Nelson C, Rancour D, Bednarek S, Ulrich EL, Zhao Q, Wrobel RL, Newman CS, Fox BG, Phillips GN, Markley JL, Sussman MR. (2005) “Identification of transcribed sequences in Arabidopsis thaliana by using high-resolution genome tiling arrays.” PNAS USA, 102(12):4453-4458.

Lasswell J, Rogg LE, Nelson DC, Rongey C, Bartel B. (2000) “Cloning and characterization of IAR1, a gene required for auxin conjugate sensitivity in Arabidopsis.” Plant Cell, 12(12):2395-2408.

Nelson DC, Lasswell J, Rogg LE, Cohen MA, Bartel B. (2000) “FKF1, a clock-controlled gene that regulates the transition to flowering in Arabidopsis.” Cell, 101(3):331-340.