Plant Responses to Wounding
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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How to Cite
Sánchez-Serrano, J. J. 2001. Plant Responses to Wounding. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Plants react to mechanical damage by activating a set of wound-responsive genes, whose function is devoted to plant healing and prevention of subsequent pest and pathogen attacks. A wound-signalling cascade initiated at the site of injury is responsible for gene activation in local and systemic tissues.
- jasmonic acid;
- wound-induced genes;
- wound signalling