News about a plant hormone

Jasmonic acid gives the plant Jasminum grandiflorum its characteristic odor and is used in the cosmetics and perfume industries. Plants wounded by things like chewing herbivores produce jasmonic acid as a defense signal, ...

Biologists find missing link for the 'safe' signal in plants

The hormone jasmonic acid plays a major role in the plant immune system and in regulating growth. Scientists have already learned much about how jasmonic acid works, but one important link was missing: what makes the plant's ...

Picture this—biosecurity seen from the inside

When plants come under attack internal alarm bells ring and their defence mechanisms swing into action - and it happens in the space of just a few minutes. Now, for the first time, plant scientists - including experts from ...