The Chemistry of Plant-Insect Egg Interactions

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https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2022.914

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Egg-associated molecular patterns, Herbivory, Oviposition, Terpenoids, Volatile organic compounds

Abstract

Insect eggs deposited on plants constitute a threat that has led to the evolution of sophisticated defenses. The interactions between insect eggs and plants are governed by a diverse variety of chemicals that inform butterflies about suitable hosts, repel gravid females, alert plants about the presence of an egg, act as signal molecules to induce defenses, directly impair egg development, and indirectly attract egg parasitoids. In recent years, significant progress has been made on the chemical identification, perception and role of compounds associated with oviposition. Knowledge on the genetic basis of oviposition-induced responses is also accumulating. An emerging theme is that insect eggs are not passive structures on leaves but induce complex responses that result from million years of coevolution.

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2022-11-30

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[1]
P. Reymond, Chimia 2022, 76, 914, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2022.914.

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Scientific Articles