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Research Article

Strigolactone Can Promote or Inhibit Shoot Branching by Triggering Rapid Depletion of the Auxin Efflux Protein PIN1 from the Plasma Membrane

  • Naoki Shinohara,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom

    Current address: Department of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Catherine Taylor,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Ottoline Leyser mail

    ol235@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001474

About the Authors

Naoki Shinohara, Catherine Taylor, Ottoline Leyser
Department of Biology, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom
Catherine Taylor, Ottoline Leyser
Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ol235@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: OL NS CT. Performed the experiments: NS CT. Analyzed the data: OL NS CT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OL NS CT. Wrote the paper: OL NS CT.