Metabolic responses of Quercus ilex seedlings to wounding analysed with nuclear magnetic resonance profiling.

@article{Sardans2014MetabolicRO,
  title={Metabolic responses of Quercus ilex seedlings to wounding analysed with nuclear magnetic resonance profiling.},
  author={Jordi Sardans and Albert Gargallo-Garriga and M{\'i}riam P{\'e}rez-Trujillo and Teodor Parella and Roger Seco and Iolanda Filella and Josep Pe{\~n}uelas},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={395-403}
}
Plants defend themselves against herbivory at several levels. One of these is the synthesis of inducible chemical defences. Using NMR metabolomic techniques, we studied the metabolic changes of plant leaves after a wounding treatment simulating herbivore attack in the Mediterranean sclerophyllous tree Quercus ilex. First, an increase in glucose content was observed in wounded plants. There was also an increase in the content of C-rich secondary metabolites such as quinic acid and quercitol… CONTINUE READING