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Attracting friends to feast on foes: engineering terpene emission to make crop plants more attractive to herbivore enemies

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Degenhardt,  J.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Gershenzon,  J.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Baldwin,  I. T.
Department of Molecular Ecology, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Kessler,  A.
Department of Molecular Ecology, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Degenhardt, J., Gershenzon, J., Baldwin, I. T., & Kessler, A. (2003). Attracting friends to feast on foes: engineering terpene emission to make crop plants more attractive to herbivore enemies. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 14(2), 169-176.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A550-5
Abstract
When attacked by herbivorous insects or mites, some plant species call on other arthropods for help. They emit mixtures of volatile compounds, dominated by terpenes, to attract carnivorous arthropods that prey on or parasitise herbivores and so reduce f