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Growth and Defence in Plants

Volume 220 of the series Ecological Studies pp 85-109

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Conifer Defense Against Insects and Fungal Pathogens

  • N. KolosovaAffiliated withMichael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia
  • , J. BohlmannAffiliated withMichael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia Email author 

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Abstract

In this chapter we provide an overview of the many different defense strategies of conifers against insect pests and fungal pathogens. Much of this chapter deals with the economically and ecologically important species of pine (Pinus spp.) and spruce (Picea spp.). We highlight the anatomical and chemical defenses as well as their biochemical, molecular, and genomic underpinnings.