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Plant Responses to Wounding

  1. Jose J Sánchez-Serrano

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001321



How to Cite

Sánchez-Serrano, J. J. 2001. Plant Responses to Wounding. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Centro Nacional de Biotecnología CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. 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.


  • herbivory;
  • jasmonic acid;
  • wound-induced genes;
  • wound signalling