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Leaf wound compounds -
In nature reactions often happen very fast. Common methods of analyzing compounds released when leaves are wounded do not have the capability to monitor reactions of the plants in a time resolution high enough to reveal underlying reaction sequences. Leaf wounding and the subsequent interactions between animals and plants can be analyzed in real time without the loss of precious information on the details, using our PTR-
Scientists (Dr. Ted Turlings, Dr. Matthias Held, Université de Neuchâtel) have shown that plants under attack from caterpillars, release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Volicitin in the saliva of caterpillars induces defense genes leading to the formation of indole and other VOCs which attract wasps. The wasps use the caterpillars in their reproduction cycle and by that, do a favor to the plants.
IONICON is actively promoting research in biological applications of PTR-
Measurement of VOCs in dynamic biological systems with low detection limit and without sample preparation.
|Food and Flavor|
|Indoor Air Quality|
|AMC Clean Room Monitoring|