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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(6), 3723-3739; doi:10.3390/ijms12063723

Recent Advances in Plant Early Signaling in Response to Herbivory

Global COE Program: Evolution and Biodiversity, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Otsu 520-2113, Japan
Plant Physiology Unit, Department of Plant Biology and Innovation Centre, University of Turin, Turin 10135, Italy
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Received: 18 April 2011 / Revised: 17 May 2011 / Accepted: 26 May 2011 / Published: 7 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Molecular Ecology)
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Plants are frequently attacked by herbivores and pathogens and therefore have acquired constitutive and induced defenses during the course of their evolution. Here we review recent progress in the study of the early signal transduction pathways in host plants in response to herbivory. The sophisticated signaling network for plant defense responses is elicited and driven by both herbivore-induced factors (e.g., elicitors, effectors, and wounding) and plant signaling (e.g., phytohormone and plant volatiles) in response to arthropod factors. We describe significant findings, illuminating the scenario by providing broad insights into plant signaling involved in several arthropod-host interactions. View Full-Text
Keywords: effector; elicitor; herbivore; plant defense response; protein kinase; volatile organic compound (VOC) effector; elicitor; herbivore; plant defense response; protein kinase; volatile organic compound (VOC)

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Arimura, G.-I.; Ozawa, R.; Maffei, M.E. Recent Advances in Plant Early Signaling in Response to Herbivory. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 3723-3739.

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