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Electric defence

Herbivory and mechanical wounding in plants have been shown to elicit electrical signals — mediated by two glutamate-receptor-like proteins — that induce defence responses at local and distant sites. See Article p.422

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Figure 1: Protective responses induced by electrical signalling.


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Christmann, A., Grill, E. Electric defence. Nature 500, 404–405 (2013).

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