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Plant-plant communication and community of herbivores on tall goldenrod
  • Kaori Shiojiri,
  • Satomi Ishizaki,
  • Yoshino Ando
Kaori Shiojiri
Ryukoku University
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Satomi Ishizaki
Niigata University Faculty of Agriculture
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Yoshino Ando
Hokkaido University Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere
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Abstract

1. The volatiles from damaged plants induce defense in neighboring plants. The phenomenon is called plant-plant communication, plant talk or plant eavesdropping. Plant-plant communication has been reported to be stronger between kin plants than genetically far plants in sagebrush. 2. Why do plants distinguish volatiles from kin or genetically far plants? We hypothesize that plants respond only to important conditions; the induced defense is not free of cost for the plant. To clarify the hypothesis, we conducted experiments and investigations using goldenrod of 4 different genotypes. 3. The arthropods community on tall goldenrods were different among 4 genotypes. The response to volatiles was stronger from genetically close plants to the emitter than from genetically distant plants from the emitter. The volatiles from each genotype of goldenrods were different; and they were categorized accordingly. Moreover, the arthropod community on each genotype of goldenrods were different. 4. Synthesis: Our results support the hypothesis: goldenrods respond to volatiles from genetically close plants because they would have similar arthropod species. These results are important clues elucidating adaptive significance of plant-plant communication.

Peer review status:Published

28 Oct 2020Submitted to Ecology and Evolution
13 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
13 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
21 Nov 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
27 Jan 20211st Revision Received
29 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
29 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
16 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
24 Mar 20212nd Revision Received
29 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
29 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
29 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept
02 May 2021Published in Ecology and Evolution. 10.1002/ece3.7575