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Jasmonate perception machines

How do plant cells respond so vigorously to organisms that damage their cells? Following on from progress made in understanding hormonal control of growth and development comes news of how a plant's security system operates.

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Figure 1: Five steps in jasmonate signalling1,2.
Figure 2: Primary regulatory cycles in jasmonate signalling.


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Farmer, E. Jasmonate perception machines. Nature 448, 659–660 (2007).

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