Short signalling distances make plant communication a soliloquy.

  title={Short signalling distances make plant communication a soliloquy.},
  author={Martin Heil and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Adame-Alvarez},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={6 6},
Plants respond to attack by herbivores or pathogens with the release of volatile organic compounds. Neighbouring plants can receive these volatiles and consecutively induce their own defence arsenal. This 'plant communication', however, appears counterintuitive when it benefits independent and genetically unrelated receivers, which may compete with the emitter. As a solution to this problem, a role for volatile compounds in within-plant signalling has been predicted. We used wild-type lima bean… CONTINUE READING
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