A bit touchy: Plants' insect defenses activated by touch

A study by Rice University scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects. The study in the April 24 issue of Current Biology finds the first evidence that plant resistance -- activated by the plant hormone jasmonate -- is triggered by touch. In a study of Arabidopsis thaliana, biochemists found that touched plants had increased levels of jasmonate and increased resistance to insects and fungal disease.

A bit touchy: Plants' insect defenses activated by touch

A new study by Rice University scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects. The study, which will be published in the April 24 issue ...

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Plants' Defenses Respond to Touch

A new study by scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects.

Tue 10 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

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