The Myriad Plant Responses to Herbivores

  title={The Myriad Plant Responses to Herbivores},
  author={Linda L. Walling},
  journal={Journal of Plant Growth Regulation},
  • L. Walling
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
A bstractPlant responses to herbivores are complex. Genes activated on herbivore attack are strongly correlated with the mode of herbivore feeding and the degree of tissue damage at the feeding site. Phloem-feeding whiteflies and aphids that produce little injury to plant foliage are perceived as pathogens and activate the salicylic acid (SA)-dependent and jasmonic acid (JA)/ethylene-dependent signaling pathways. Differential expression of plant genes in response to closely related insect… 

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