Among the substances that promote resistance induction, highlighting their ability to activate fruit defenses, such as in citrus, are selenium, silicon, acibenzolar-s-methyl, methyl jasmonate
Jasmonic acid (JA) and its jasmonate
derivatives are endogenous regulators of plant growth originating from linolenic acid, which occur in several plant species (FRANK; ROSS, 1991; KERBAUY, 2012).
Recent work by Orrock et al (2017) found low quality food induced cannibalistic behavior in a common pest, the beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua)', caterpillars that were fed leaves sprayed with methyl jasmonate
, a known elicitor of plant defenses, were more likely to attack conspecifics compared to those that were fed control leaves.
Hydrogen peroxide acts as a second messenger for the induction of defense genes in tomato plants in response to wounding, systemin, and methyl jasmonate
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For instance, Professor Eliezer Flescher - from Tel Aviv University in Israel - noticed that methyl jasmonate
, which is a compound obtained from jasmonic acid found in the jasmine plant induces the death of cervical cancer cells.
Solano, "FILAMENTOUS FLOWER is a direct target of JAZ3 and modulates responses to Jasmonate
," Plant Cell, vol.
Jia, "Amelioration of postharvest chilling injury in cowpea (Vigna sinensis) by methyl jasmonate
(MeJA) treatments," Scientia Horticulturae, vol.
Major PGRs including abscisic acid (ABA), cytokinin, ethylene, jasmonate
(JA), auxin, brassinosteroids (BRs), and gibberellins (GAs) are known to be involved in the protection of plants against salt stress .