A maize landrace that emits defense volatiles in response to herbivore eggs possesses a strongly inducible terpene synthase gene


Maize (Zea mays) emits volatile terpenes in response to insect feeding and egg deposition to defend itself against harmful pests. However, maize cultivars differ strongly in their ability to produce the defense signal. To further understand the agroecological role and underlying genetic mechanisms for variation in terpene emission among maize cultivars, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2893