The octadecanoid signalling pathway in plants mediates a response to ultraviolet radiation

@article{Conconi1996TheOS,
  title={The octadecanoid signalling pathway in plants mediates a response to ultraviolet radiation},
  author={Antonio Conconi and Michael J. Smerdon and Gregg A Howe and Clarence A. Ryan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={383},
  pages={826-829}
}
MANY plant genes that respond to environmental and developmental changes are regulated by jasmonic acid, which is derived from linolenic acid via the octadecanoid pathway1. Linolenic acid is an important fatty-acid constituent of membranes in most plant species and its intracellular levels increase in response to certain signals. Here we report that irradiation of tomato leaves with ultraviolet light induces the expression of several plant defensive genes that are normally activated through the… CONTINUE READING