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The maize gene terpene synthase 1 encodes a sesquiterpene synthase catalyzing the formation of (E)-beta-farnesene, (E)-nerolidol, and (E,E)-farnesol after herbivore damage

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Schnee,  C.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Köllner,  Tobias G.
Department of Biochemistry, Prof. J. Gershenzon, 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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Degenhardt,  J.
Department of Biochemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Schnee, C., Köllner, T. G., Gershenzon, J., & Degenhardt, J. (2002). The maize gene terpene synthase 1 encodes a sesquiterpene synthase catalyzing the formation of (E)-beta-farnesene, (E)-nerolidol, and (E,E)-farnesol after herbivore damage. Plant Physiology, 130(4), 2049-2060. doi:10.1104/pp.008326.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A782-B
Abstract
Maize (Zea mays) emits a mixture of volatile compounds upon attack by the Egyptian cotton leafworm (Spodoptera littoralis). These substances, primarily mono- and sesquiterpenes, are used by parasitic wasps to locate the lepidopteran larvae, which are th