Dispensing synthetic green leaf volatiles in maize fields increases the release of sesquiterpenes by the plants, but has little effect on the attraction of pest and beneficial insects.

@article{Mrey2011DispensingSG,
  title={Dispensing synthetic green leaf volatiles in maize fields increases the release of sesquiterpenes by the plants, but has little effect on the attraction of pest and beneficial insects.},
  author={Georg E. von M{\'e}rey and Nathalie Veyrat and George Mahuku and Raymundo L{\'o}pez Valdez and Ted C J Turlings and Marco D'Alessandro},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={72 14-15},
  pages={1838-47}
}
Maize plants respond to feeding by arthropod herbivores by producing a number of secondary plant compounds, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These herbivore-induced VOCs are not only known to attract natural enemies of the herbivores, but they may also prime inducible defences in neighbouring plants, resulting in stronger and faster defence responses in these VOC-exposed plants. Among the compounds that cause this priming effect, green leaf volatiles (GLVs) have received particular… CONTINUE READING