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Ecology of infochemical use by natural enemies in a tritrophic context.
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It is shown that information from the first and second trophic levels differs in availability and in reliability, a difference that shapes the way infochemicals are used by a species.
A Conserved Transcript Pattern in Response to a Specialist and a Generalist Herbivorew⃞
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This study characterized gene expression in damaged as well as in distal Arabidopsis thaliana leaves in response to the specialist insect, Pieris rapae, and provides a robustly characterized gene set for the further investigation of plant–insect interaction.
The evolutionary context for herbivore-induced plant volatiles: beyond the 'cry for help'.
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Molecular advances in understanding of HIPV signaling and biosynthesis is enabling the creation of HIPv-'mute' and possibly HIPV-'deaf' plants, which could be used for unbiased examination of the fitness value of HIPVs emissions under natural conditions.
Genetic Engineering of Terpenoid Metabolism Attracts Bodyguards to Arabidopsis
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Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants emitted two new isoprenoids that attracted carnivorous predatory mites that aid the plants' defense mechanisms, and metabolic engineering of terpenoids holds particular promise.
Isolation and identification of volatile kairomone that affects acarine predatorprey interactions Involvement of host plant in its production
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It is concluded that the kairomone component linalool is also a component of a volatile spider-mite dispersing pheromone and chemical evidence suggests that the plant is involved in production of the k airomone.
Jasmonic Acid and Herbivory Differentially Induce Carnivore-Attracting Plant Volatiles in Lima Bean Plants
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Chemical as well as behavioral analyses demonstrate that spider mite damage and JA treatment have similar, although not identical, effects on volatile induction in Lima bean plants.
Signal signature and transcriptome changes of Arabidopsis during pathogen and insect attack.
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This study shows that SA, JA, and ET play a primary role in the orchestration of the plant's defense response, but other regulatory mechanisms, such as pathway cross-talk or additional attacker-induced signals, eventually shape the highly complex attacker-specific defense response.
Plant strategies of manipulating predatorprey interactions through allelochemicals: Prospects for application in pest control
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Crop protection in the future should include tactics whereby man becomes an ally to plants in their strategies to manipulate predator-prey interactions through allelochemicals, which makes sense from an evolutionary point of view.
Herbivore-Induced Volatile Production by Arabidopsis thaliana Leads to Attraction of the Parasitoid Cotesia rubecula: Chemical, Behavioral, and Gene-Expression Analysis
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It is shown that adult females of Cotesia rubecula, a specialist parasitic wasp of Pieris rapae caterpillars, are attracted to P. rapae-infested Arabidopsis plants, and genes from major biosynthetic pathways involved in volatile production are induced by caterpillar feeding.
Chemical complexity of volatiles from plants induced by multiple attack.
TLDR
A multidisciplinary approach will allow us to investigate the underlying mechanisms of HIPV emission in terms of phytohormones, transcriptional responses and biosynthesis of metabolites in an effort to understand these complex plant-arthropod interactions.
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