This movie shows a simplified schematic of the multi-cellular aspect of plant defense against biotic organisms. The plant combines the information from multiple signals (AMPs) to induce the production of a defense metabolite via a metabolon. This metabolite then moves from the leaves to the roots to stimulate the production of another metabolon that transforms the compound into the active defense compound, which then moves back to kill or deter the attacking insect. Animation by Kimberly Falk, Jena, Germany (moveslikenature.com). Read the full story by Daniel J. Kliebenstein in Trends in Plant Science.
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