Biosynthesis of polyphenols in Norway spruce as a defense strategy against attack by the bark beetle associated fungus Ceratocystis polonica / vorgelegt von Almuth Hammerbacher

The family Pinaceae (order Coniferales) includes many environmentally and economically important softwood tree genera. The most important Pinaceae species endemic to Europe is the Norway spruce tree (Picea abies). This tree species is frequently subject to severe attacks by the scolytid bark beetle Ips typographus and its microbial associate, the blue stain fungus, Ceratocystis polonica. Spruce trees have structural and chemical defense strategies against invasion by the beetle-fungus complex, including cells with autofluorescent inclusion bodies containing aromatic compounds such as stilbene glucosides and flavan-3-ols. The goal of our research was the elucidation of the pathways leading to the formation of stilbene glucosides and flavan-3ols in spruce and to determine their role in the defense of this tree against infection by the bark beetle associate C. polonica. ...

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Person: Hammerbacher, Almuth [Author]
Corporate Author: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena [Degree granting institution]
Format: eBook
Language(s):English
Publication:Jena, 2011
Printing place:Jena
Dissertation Note:Jena, Univ., Diss., 2011
Subjects:Fichte > Borkenkäfer > Ceratocystis
Polyphenole > Biosynthese
Type of content:Hochschulschrift
Related resources:Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe: Biosynthesis of polyphenols in Norway spruce as a defense strategy against attack by the bark beetle associated fungus Ceratocystis polonica
Physical description:1 Online-Ressource (131 Seiten) : Ill., graph. Darst.
URN:urn:nbn:de:gbv:27-20120207-134702-0