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Manipulating the jasmonate response: How do methyl jasmonate additions mediate characteristics of
 

Summary: Manipulating the jasmonate response: How do methyl
jasmonate additions mediate characteristics of
aboveground and belowground mutualisms?
E. Toby Kiers*,1,2
, Lynn S. Adler2
, Emily L. Grman3
and Marcel G. A. van der Heijden1,4
1
Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The
Netherlands; 2
Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts,
USA; 3
Kellogg Biological Station and Plant Biology Department, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, Michigan,
USA; and 4
Agroscope Reckenholz-Tašnikon, Research Station ART, Reckenholzstrasse 191, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland
Summary
1. Plants use a range of sophisticated strategies to protect themselves against herbivores and
pathogens, such as the production of jasmonates, a group of plant hormones that prime the
plant's defense system upon attack. However, defense-related mechanisms, such as the jasmo-
nate response, play a more diverse role than previously appreciated. Jasmonates also regulate

  

Source: Adler, Lynn - Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology