Antagonistic plant defense system regulated by phytohormones assists interactions among vector insect, thrips and a tospovirus.

@article{Abe2012AntagonisticPD,
  title={Antagonistic plant defense system regulated by phytohormones assists interactions among vector insect, thrips and a tospovirus.},
  author={Hiroshi Abe and Yasuhiro Tomitaka and Takeshi Shimoda and Shigemi Seo and Tamito Sakurai and Soichi Kugimiya and Shinya Tsuda and Masatomo Kobayashi},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={204-12}
}
The western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is a polyphagous herbivore that causes serious damage to many agricultural plants. In addition to causing feeding damage, it is also a vector insect that transmits tospoviruses such as Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). We previously reported that thrips feeding on plants induces a jasmonate (JA)-regulated plant defense, which negatively affects both the performance and preference (i.e. host plant attractiveness) of the thrips. The… CONTINUE READING