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Methyl jasmonate treatment of mature Norway spruce (Picea abies) trees increases the accumulation of terpenoid resin components and protects against infection by Ceratocystis polonica, a bark beetle-associated fungus

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Zeneli,  G.
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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Zeneli, G., Krokene, P., Christiansen, E., Krekling, T., & Gershenzon, J. (2006). Methyl jasmonate treatment of mature Norway spruce (Picea abies) trees increases the accumulation of terpenoid resin components and protects against infection by Ceratocystis polonica, a bark beetle-associated fungus. Tree Physiology, 26(8), 977-988. doi:10.1093/treephys/26.8.977.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A82E-1
Abstract
When conifers such as Picea abies Karst. (Norway spruce) are attacked by insects or pathogens, they often respond by producing increased quantities of terpenoid oleoresin. This response can be mimicked in young P. abies seedlings by treatment with methy