A Latex Metabolite Benefits Plant Fitness under Root Herbivore Attack

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Meret Huber; Janina Epping; Christian Schulze Gronover; Julia Fricke; Zohra Aziz; Théo Brillatz; Michael Swyers; Tobias G Köllner; Heiko Vogel; Almuth Hammerbacher; Daniella Triebwasser-Freese; Christelle A M Robert; Koen Verhoeven; Veronica Preite; Jonathan Gershenzon; Matthias Erb;

Plants produce large amounts of secondary metabolites in their shoots and roots and store them in specialized secretory structures. Although secondary metabolites and their secretory structures are commonly assumed to have a defensive function, evidence that they benefi... View more