Systemin Regulates Both Systemic and Volatile Signaling in Tomato Plants


The prevailing reaction of plants to pest attack is the activation of various defense mechanisms. In tomato, several studies indicate that an 18 amino acid (aa) peptide, called systemin, is a primary signal for the systemic induction of direct resistance against plant-chewing pests, and that the transgenic expression of the prosystemin gene (encoding the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-007-9254-9


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