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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Oct;1(5):404-11.

Jasmonate and salicylate as global signals for defense gene expression.

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Institut de Biologie et de Physiologie Végétales, Bâtiment de Biologie, Université de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.


Remarkably, only a few low molecular mass signals, including jasmonic acid, ethylene and salicylic acid, upregulate the expression of scores of defense-related genes. Using these regulators, the plant fine-tunes its defense gene expression against aggressors which, in some cases, may be able to disrupt or amplify plant defense signal pathways to their own ends.

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