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Jasmonate Synthesis and Action in Higher Plants

  1. Gregg A Howe1,
  2. John Browse2

Published Online: 16 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020138



How to Cite

Howe, G. A. and Browse, J. 2007. Jasmonate Synthesis and Action in Higher Plants. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Michigan State University, DOE-Plant Research Laboratory, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    Washington State University, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Pullman, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUL 2007


Jasmonic acid and related fatty acid-derived compounds regulate a wide range of developmental and defence-related processes in higher plants. Accumulating evidence indicates that the cellular mechanism of jasmonate signalling is remarkably similar to that involved in the perception of the plant hormone auxin.


  • jasmonic acid;
  • plant defence;
  • wound signalling;
  • plant hormone signalling