Terpene synthases and their contribution to herbivore-induced volatile emission in western balsam poplar (Populus trichocarpa)

@inproceedings{Irmisch2014TerpeneSA,
  title={Terpene synthases and their contribution to herbivore-induced volatile emission in western balsam poplar (Populus trichocarpa)},
  author={Sandra Irmisch and Yifan Jiang and Feng Chen and Jonathan Gershenzon and Tobias G K{\"o}llner},
  booktitle={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2014}
}
As a response to caterpillar feeding, poplar releases a complex mixture of volatiles which comprises several classes of compounds. Poplar volatiles have been reported to function as signals in plant-insect interactions and intra- and inter-plant communication. Although the volatile blend is dominated by mono- and sesquiterpenes, there is much to be learned about their formation in poplar. Here we report the terpene synthase (TPS) gene family of western balsam poplar (Populus trichocarpa… CONTINUE READING