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Plant hormones

Metabolic end run to jasmonate

The lipid-derived hormone jasmonate promotes durable resistance of plants to a myriad of herbivores and pathogens. New evidence reveals an alternative pathway for the terminal steps of jasmonate biosynthesis and further advances our understanding of bioactive oxylipins in the plant kingdom.

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Figure 1: Alternative metabolic routes for conversion of OPDA to jasmonate.


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Howe, G. Metabolic end run to jasmonate. Nat Chem Biol 14, 109–110 (2018).

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