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Plant volatiles as cues and signals in plant communication

Ninkovic, Velemir and Markovic, Dimitrije and Rensing, Merlin (2021). Plant volatiles as cues and signals in plant communication. Plant, Cell and Environment. 44 , 1030-1043
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Volatile organic compounds are important mediators of mutualistic interactions between plants and their physical and biological surroundings. Volatiles rapidly indicate competition or potential threat before these can take place, and they regulate and coordinate adaptation responses in neighbouring plants, fine-tuning them to match the exact stress encountered. Ecological specificity and context-dependency of plant-plant communication mediated by volatiles represent important factors that determine plant performance in specific environments. In this review, we synthesise the recent progress made in understanding the role of plant volatiles as mediators of plant interactions at the individual and community levels, highlighting the complexity of the plant receiver response to diverse volatile cues and signals and addressing how specific responses shape plant growth and survival. Finally, we outline the knowledge gaps and provide directions for future research. The complex dialogue between the emitter and receiver based on either volatile cues or signals determines the outcome of information exchange, which shapes the communication pattern between individuals at the community level and determines their ecological implications at other trophic levels.

Authors/Creators:Ninkovic, Velemir and Markovic, Dimitrije and Rensing, Merlin
Title:Plant volatiles as cues and signals in plant communication
Series Name/Journal:Plant, Cell and Environment
Year of publishing :2021
Page range:1030-1043
Number of Pages:14
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 104 Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Keywords:adaptation, competition, cues, defence, herbivory, pathogens, signalling, volatile emissions
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Web of Science (WoS)000583605000001
ID Code:22876
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology

(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
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Deposited On:06 Apr 2021 10:03
Metadata Last Modified:06 Apr 2021 10:11

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