Plants under attack: systemic signals in defence.

  title={Plants under attack: systemic signals in defence.},
  author={Jyoti Shah},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={12 4},
Efficient communication between the pest-colonised and non-colonised organs is vital for the timely manifestation of defences that restrict systemic spread of pests. The vasculature provides an important conduit for translocation of signals that contribute to long-distance communication within a plant. Airborne signals also contribute to this process. In recent years, major advances have been made in identifying metabolites that are candidate systemic signals in plant defence against pathogens… CONTINUE READING

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