Herbivore-induced volatiles induce the emission of ethylene in neighboring lima bean plants.

@article{Arimura2002HerbivoreinducedVI,
  title={Herbivore-induced volatiles induce the emission of ethylene in neighboring lima bean plants.},
  author={Gen-Ichiro Arimura and Rika Ozawa and Takaaki Nishioka and Willhelm Boland and Thomas M Koch and Frank K{\"u}hnemann and Junji Takabayashi},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={87-98}
}
Herbivore attacks induce leaves to emit a specific blend of volatiles. Here we show that exposure to Tetranychus urticae-induced volatiles, as well as T. urticae infestation and artificial wounding, activates the transcription of the genes involved in the biosynthesis of ethylene [S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) synthetase and 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase] and a gene involved in the biosynthesis of polyamines from SAM (SAM decarboxylase) in lima bean leaves. Moreover, exposure of… CONTINUE READING