Plant chemical defense: at what cost?

  title={Plant chemical defense: at what cost?},
  author={Elizabeth H J Neilson and Jason Q D Goodger and Ian E Woodrow and Birger Lindberg M\oller},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={18 5},
Plants are sessile organisms and dependent on deployment of secondary metabolites for their response to biotic and abiotic challenges. A trade-off is envisioned between resources allocated to growth, development, and reproduction and to the biosynthesis, storage, and maintenance of secondary metabolites. However, increasing evidence suggests that secondary metabolites serve auxiliary roles, including functions associated with primary metabolism. In this opinion article, we examine how the costs… CONTINUE READING
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