Plant defense against herbivores: chemical aspects

Mithöfer A, Boland W Annual review of plant biology, 2012 ABSTRACT: Plants have evolved a plethora of different chemical defenses covering nearly all classes of (secondary) metabolites that represent a major barrier to herbivory: Some are constitutive; others are induced after attack. Many compounds act directly on the herbivore, whereas others act indirectly via the… Read more »