Good Practices, IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

“Root exudates: the hidden part of plant defense”

17 Dec 2013

In this scientific review, Ulrike Baetzsend et Enrico Martinoia, researchers in plant biology at the University of Zurich, discuss current knowledge of the nature and regulation of root-secreted defense compounds and the role of transport proteins in modulating their release.


The significance of root exudates as belowground defense substances has long been underestimated, presumably due to being buried out of sight.


The summary is available for free. The full text can be purchased.