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A Glucosinolate Metabolism Pathway in Living Plant Cells Mediates Broad-Spectrum Antifungal Defense
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It is proposed that reiterated enzymatic cycles, controlling the generation of toxic molecules and their detoxification, enable the recruitment of glucosinolates in defense responses. Expand
Interactions between aboveground and belowground induction of glucosinolates in two wild Brassica species.
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A large potential for root-feeders to affect shoot-Feeders is found, as glucosinolate induction in one organ is not constrained by induction in the other organ, and lants respond specifically, depending on the organ that is induced and the hormone that is applied. Expand
Involvement of siderophores in the reduction of metal-induced inhibition of auxin synthesis in Streptomyces spp.
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It is concluded that siderophores promote auxin synthesis in the presence of Al(3+), Cd(2+), Cu(2+) and Ni(2%) by chelating these metals, which increases the plant growth-promoting effects of auxins, which in turn enhances the phytoremediation potential of plants. Expand
Pheromones mediating copulation and attraction in Drosophila
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It is shown that Or47b-and Or88a-expressing olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) detect the fly-produced odorants methyl laurate (ML), methyl myristate, and methyl palmitate and that these neurons are necessary and sufficient for attraction behavior in both males and females. Expand
Nonuniform distribution of glucosinolates in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves has important consequences for plant defense
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The preferential allocation of glucosinolates to the periphery may play a key role in the defense of leaves by creating a barrier to the feeding of chewing herbivores that frequently approach leaves from the edge. Expand
CYP71B15 (PAD3) Catalyzes the Final Step in Camalexin Biosynthesis1
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Recombinant CYP71B15 heterologously expressed in yeast catalyzed the conversion of dihydrocamalexic acid to camalexin with preference of the (S)-enantiomer, catalyzing the final step in camaleXin biosynthesis. Expand
A Deceptive Pollination System Targeting Drosophilids through Olfactory Mimicry of Yeast
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This work presents the first description of a deceptive pollination system that specifically targets drosophilid flies, and shows that the examined plant accomplishes its deception through olfactory mimicry of fermentation, a strategy that represents a novel pollination syndrome. Expand
Host strain specific sex pheromone variation in Spodoptera frugiperda
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Finding the genetic basis of the pheromone differences, as well as these other biological traits, will help to elucidate the role of premating isolation in the continuing differentiation of these two strains that may eventually lead to speciation. Expand
Symbiotic Streptomycetes provide antibiotic combination prophylaxis for wasp offspring.
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The complementary action of all symbiont-produced antibiotics confers a potent antimicrobial defense for the wasp larvae that parallels the 'combination prophylaxis' known from human medicine. Expand
A pheromone-binding protein mediates the bombykol-induced activation of a pheromone receptor in vitro.
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Evidence is provided that both distinct pheromone receptors and PBPs play an important role in insect pheromonal recognition and the employed PBP selectively mediated a response to bombykol but not to bom bykal, supporting a ligand specificity of PBPs. Expand
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