Daniel Chamovitz

“They compared the compounds emitted by leaves following bacterial infection with those emitted following an insect feeding. Both treatments resulted in the expression of similar volatile gases, except for two gases that discriminated between the two treatments. The leaves under bacterial attack emitted a gas called methyl salicylate, and those eaten by bugs did not; the latter produced a gas called methyl jasmonate.”


Daniel Chamovitz, What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
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What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz
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