Rapid Changes in Tree Leaf Chemistry Induced by Damage: Evidence for Communication Between Plants

@article{Baldwin1983RapidCI,
  title={Rapid Changes in Tree Leaf Chemistry Induced by Damage: Evidence for Communication Between Plants},
  author={I. Baldwin and J. Schultz},
  journal={Science},
  year={1983},
  volume={221},
  pages={277 - 279}
}
  • I. Baldwin, J. Schultz
  • Published 1983
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Potted poplar ramets showed increased concentrations and rates of synthesis of phenolic compounds within 52 hours of having 7 percent of their leaf area removed by tearing, as did undamaged plants sharing the same enclosure. Damaged sugar maple seedlings responded in a manner similar to that of the damaged poplars. Nearby undamaged maples had increased levels of phenolics and hydrolyzable and condensed tannin within 36 hours, but exhibited no change in rates of synthesis. An airborne cue… CONTINUE READING
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