Broad mites activate jasmonic acid biosynthesis genes in azalea

Gil Luypaert, Ellen De Keyser, Els Mechant, Johan Van Huylenbroeck, Jan De Riek, Patrick De Clercq

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    In Rhododendron simsii hybrids or pot azaleas, damage caused by broad mites has become an increasing problem in recent years. Therefore, new strategies to control broad mites are currently investigated. One potential new strategy consists of eliciting induced resistance in pot azalea by applying the natural hormone jasmonic acid (JA) or a synthetically produced derivate. Here we present the first results in which we show induction of JA biosynthesis genes after application of chemical inducers or during broad mite infection. Furthermore, in preliminary experiments we evaluated the direct effect of JA induction on the broad mite in the laboratory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIOBC-WPRS Bulletin
    EditorsIrene Vänninen, Joachim Audenaert
    Number of pages4
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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