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Green Leaf Volatile (GLV)

Why is it in the news?

  • Japanese researchers conducted groundbreaking research on plant-plant communication via Green Leaf Volatile (GLV) volatile organic compounds (VOCs).


More about the news

  • Real-time fluorescence imaging was employed to visualize plants absorbing VOCs released by damaged neighbours, triggering calcium-dependent defence responses.
  • Guard cells, responsible for stomatal function, were identified as crucial in the perception of VOCs.
  • GLVs, common in herbivore-infested plant volatiles, play a key role in plant defence mechanisms.
  • The discovery deepens understanding of plant communication networks, facilitating timely defence responses.
  • The findings highlight nature’s remarkable adaptations and extend beyond plant science with broader implications.

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