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Activation of the Phenylpropanoid Pathway in Nicotiana tabacum Improves the Performance of the Whitefly Bemisia tabaci via Reduced Jasmonate Signaling

  • Michal Alon,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Osnat Malka,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Galit Eakteiman,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Moshe Elbaz,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Michal Moyal Ben Zvi,

    Affiliation: Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Alexander Vainstein,

    Affiliation: Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Shai Morin mail

    shai.morin@mail.huji.ac.il

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

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  • Published: October 25, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076619

About the Authors

Michal Alon, Osnat Malka, Galit Eakteiman, Moshe Elbaz, Shai Morin
Department of Entomology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
Michal Moyal Ben Zvi, Alexander Vainstein
Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: shai.morin@mail.huji.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MA ME MMBZ AV SM. Performed the experiments: MA OM GE MMBZ. Analyzed the data: MA OM SM. Wrote the paper: MA AV SM.