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Phytohormone-based activity mapping of insect herbivore-produced elicitors
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The unpredictable nature of elicitor activity between plant species supports the existence of specific receptor-ligand interactions mediating recognition, and E and JA exist as highly conserved and readily quantifiable markers for future discoveries in this field. Expand
Identity, regulation, and activity of inducible diterpenoid phytoalexins in maize
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The presence of diterpenoid defenses in maize is established and enables a more detailed analysis of their biosynthetic pathways, regulation, and crop defense function. Expand
A blend of small molecules regulates both mating and development in Caenorhabditis elegans
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The mating signal in C. elegans consists of a synergistic blend of three dauer-inducing ascarosides, which are demonstrated to be strongly synergistic, and to connect reproductive and developmental pathways and represents a unique example of structure- and concentration-dependent differential activity of signalling molecules. Expand
Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect antiherbivore defense
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Peps are conserved signals across diverse plant families regulating antiherbivore defenses and are likely to be the missing functional homologs of systemin outside of the Solanaceae. Expand
Novel Acidic Sesquiterpenoids Constitute a Dominant Class of Pathogen-Induced Phytoalexins in Maize1[W][OA]
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Zealexins exhibit antifungal activity against numerous phytopathogenic fungi at physiologically relevant concentrations and indicate an important cooperative role of terpenoid phytoalexin in maize biochemical defense. Expand
Fragments of ATP synthase mediate plant perception of insect attack.
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Direct perception of herbivory is reported in cowpea plants attacked by fall armyworm larvae and inceptin functions as a potent indirect signal initiating specific plant responses to insect attack. Expand
Attraction of Spodoptera frugiperda Larvae to Volatiles from Herbivore-Damaged Maize Seedlings
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Results suggest that although many induced volatiles attract natural enemies of herbivores, these defenses may also inadvertently recruit more larval herbivore to an attacked plant or neighboring conspecifics. Expand
Accumulation of terpenoid phytoalexins in maize roots is associated with drought tolerance.
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It is found that the quantity of drought-induced phytoalexins is positively correlated with the root-to-shoot ratio of different maize varieties, and it is demonstrated that mutant an2 plants deficient in kauralexin production are more sensitive to drought. Expand
Incipient speciation revealed in Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera; Tephritidae) by studies on mating compatibility, sex pheromones, hybridization, and cytology
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The combined results of the present study indicate that these two strains belong to different biological entities within the proposed A. fraterculus complex. Expand
Multitrophic interaction facilitates parasite–host relationship between an invasive beetle and the honey bee
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It is reported that in the parasitic relationship between the European honey bee and the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, the honey bee's alarm pheromones serve a negative function because they are potent attractants for the beetle. Expand
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