AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Fear of the dark - How light signalling modulates the herbivore mediated wounding response in rice

by Rita Erika Brendel

Institution: Universität Karlsruhe
Year: 2015
Record ID: 1104876
Full text PDF: http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/3422071


This study focuses on the integration of two external signals a plant has to react to, light and stress imposed by wounding. While the perception of light conditions influences the growth and development of a plant on a long time scale, wounding stress is an immediate event, to which the plant has to respond in a fast manner. Recent studies have given evidence, that the signalling pathways of light and defence are able to influence each other, which was investigated in this study.