Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2010, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (02): 137-148.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-3466.2010.02.001

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Jasmonate Biosynthetic Pathway: Its Physiological Role and Potential Application in Plant Secondary Metabolic Engineering

Keji Jiang1, 2; Yan Pi1; Rong Hou1; Kexuan Tang1, 3*   

  1. 1 Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    2Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Shanghai 200090, China
    3 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2009-03-30 Online:2010-03-01 Published:2010-03-01
  • Contact: Kexuan Tang

Abstract: Jasmonates are a class of plant hormones existing widely in the plant kingdom. Because jasmonates have essential roles in plant development, response to stress, and regulation of secondary metabolism, numerous studies have focused on jasmonates for decades. We review the jasmonate biosynthetic pathway and its physiological roles, along with potential application in plant secondary metabolic engineering.