The plant hormone strigolactones (SLs) are secreted by plant roots to act as rhizospheric signals. Here, we present a protocol for characterizing plant-released SLs. We first outline all necessary steps required for collection, processing, and analysis of plant root exudates using the C18 column for SL extraction, followed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for SL quantification. We then describe image processing by SeedQuant, an open-source artificial-intelligence-based software, for measuring the biological activity of SLs in inducing root parasitic plant seed germination. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Wang et al. (2019) and Braguy et al. (2021).
- Mass Spectrometry
- Model Organisms
- Plant sciences
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)