Research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine

The plant circadian clock determines when certain defense responses are activated (often timed with peak activity of pests), and compounds used in defense affect the clock. New findings show how the clock regulates stomata opening/closure for defense, and how the defensive compound jasmonic acid influences the clock. This could lead to plants that are better at defending themselves, reducing the need for pesticides, and potentially influencing timing for human medical treatment.

Research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine

UMBC's Hua Lu, professor of biological sciences, and colleagues have found new genetic links between a plant's circadian rhythm (essentially, an internal clock) and its ability to fend off diseases ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Phys.org

New research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine

The plant circadian clock determines when certain defense responses are activated (often timed with peak activity of pests), and compounds used in defense affect the clock. New findings show ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from ScienceDaily

UMBC research decodes plant defense system, with an eye on improving farming and medicine, Wed 12 Jun 19 from Eurekalert

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