Effects of insect elicitors and jasmonic acid on Ocimum basilicum: A phytohormone-based activity profiling

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2011
Authors
Perry, Anne Aguilar
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Ocimum basilicum is an important culinary herb; it is highly prized because of the essential oils it produces for defense, which gives its characteristic smell and taste. While O. basilicum has been analyzed for essential oil content there has not been an investigation in to the effects of herbivory on O. basilicum or other culinary herbs. This experiment uses a combination of insect elicitors and a plant hormone to determine the effects of herbivory on O. basilicum height and hormone content.

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Basil, Essential Oil, Herbivory, Hormone, Insect Ellicitors, Jasmonic Acid
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Integrative Biology