A Latex Metabolite Benefits Plant Fitness under Root Herbivore Attack

Meret Huber, Janina Epping, Christian Schulze Gronover, Julia Fricke, Zohra Aziz, Théo Brillatz, Michael Swyers, Tobias G. Köllner, Heiko Vogel, Almuth Hammerbacher, Daniella Triebwasser-Freese, Christelle A. M. Robert, Koen Verhoeven, Veronica Preite, Jonathan Gershenzon, Matthias Erb

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Abstract

Dandelion plants protect their roots from the larva of the common cockchafer beetle by accumulating and releasing a sesquiterpene lactone deterrent in their exuded latex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1002332 EP -
JournalPLoS Biology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05 Jan 2016

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    Huber, M., Epping, J., Schulze Gronover, C., Fricke, J., Aziz, Z., Brillatz, T., Swyers, M., Köllner, T. G., Vogel, H., Hammerbacher, A., Triebwasser-Freese, D., Robert, C. A. M., Verhoeven, K., Preite, V., Gershenzon, J., & Erb, M. (2016). A Latex Metabolite Benefits Plant Fitness under Root Herbivore Attack. PLoS Biology, 14(1), e1002332 EP -. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002332