Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

4 junio 2015

Scientists have succeeded in visualizing the immediate wound or herbivory responses in plants. They used Arabidopsis thaliana plants that produce a special protein which breaks down after the binding of calcium ions and emits free energy in the form of light. Visualization revealed that calcium signals occur systemically and wander from attacked to neighboring leaves.
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