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Keyword: plant-plant communication

Plant host finding by parasitic plants: A new perspective on plant to plant communication

Publications Posted on: October 03, 2011
Plants release airborne chemicals that can convey ecologically relevant information to other organisms. These plant volatiles are known to mediate a large array of, often complex, interactions between plants and insects.

Parasitic plants in agriculture: Chemical ecology of germination and host-plant location as targets for sustainable control: A review

Publications Posted on: November 30, 2010
Parasitic plants are among the most problematic pests of agricultural crops worldwide. Effective means of control are generally lacking, in part because of the close physiological connection between the established parasite and host plant hindering efficient control using traditional methods.