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The plant gene that acts as first line of defense against pest is identified.

Most plants on their surface have hairs named as Trichomes. In these trichomes is where plants synthesize and store or secrete a diverse set of specialized metabolites. Trichomes of some plants, especially within the Solanaceae, secrete beneficial sugars called acyl sugars that can account for up to 20% of the leaf dry weight. The role of acyl sugars in defense against insect herbivores and...
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