Zhang, P.-J., Huang, F., Zhang, J.-M., Wei, J.-N., & Lu, Y.-B. 2015 The mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis suppresses plant defense responses by manipulating JA-SA crosstalk. Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep09354


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  • Notes: Induced plant defenses against herbivores are modulated by jasmonic acid-, salicylic acid-, and ethylene-signaling pathways. Although there is evidence that some pathogens suppress plant defenses by interfering with the crosstalk between different signaling pathways. Here, we demonstrate that the mealybug Phenacoccus solenopsis suppresses the induced defenses in tomato.