Emission of volatile organic compounds from petunia flowers is facilitated by an ABC transporter

@article{Adebesin2017EmissionOV,
  title={Emission of volatile organic compounds from petunia flowers is facilitated by an ABC transporter},
  author={Funmilayo Adebesin and Joshua R. Widhalm and Beno{\^i}t Boachon and François Lef{\`e}vre and Baptiste Pierman and Joseph H. Lynch and Iftekhar Alam and Bruna Junqueira and Ryan Benke and Shaunak Ray and Justin A. Porter and Makoto Yanagisawa and Hazel Y. Wetzstein and John A. Morgan and Marc Boutry and Robert C. Schuurink and Natalia Dudareva},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={356},
  pages={1386 - 1388}
}
Active transport of aromas Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) serve as invisible lines of communication among host plants, pathogens, commensals, community groups, and, with flowers, their pollinators. Studying petunia flowers, Adebesin et al. show that VOCs do not passively diffuse out of the cells but are actively shuttled across the plasma membrane by an ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporter (see the Perspective by Eberl and Gershenzon). Disabling the transporter results in damage to the… 
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