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Whither compartmentalization of decay in trees? A commentary on: 'Using the CODIT model to explain secondary metabolites of xylem in defence systems of temperate trees against decay fungi'

Formally Refereed
Authors: Kevin T. Smith
Year: 2020
Type: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcaa035
Source: Annals of Botany

Abstract

The detailed review 'Using the CODIT model to explain secondary metabolites of xylem in defence systems of temperate trees against decay fungi' (Morris et al., 2020) breaks new ground in understanding the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites (SMs) that resist (1) the loss of sapwood function after wounding and (2) the spread of fungal infection. The review summarizes the current state of research and provides fingerposts for the direction of new research.

Citation

Smith, Kevin T. 2020. Whither compartmentalization of decay in trees A commentary on: 'Using the CODIT model to explain secondary metabolites of xylem in defence systems of temperate trees against decay fungi'. Annals of Botany. 125(5): iv-vi. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcaa035.
Citations
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/59977