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Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics unravel the extensive transfer of bioactive compounds between rye and neighboring plants
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  • Hossein Hazrati,
  • Inge Fomsgaard,
  • Ling Ding,
  • Per Kudsk
Hossein Hazrati
Aarhus Universitet
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Inge Fomsgaard
Aarhus University
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Ling Ding
Technical University of Denmark
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Per Kudsk
Aarhus Universitet
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Abstract

Translocation of metabolites between different plant species provides important hints in understanding the fate of bioactive root exudates. In the present study, targeted and untargeted mass spectrometry-based metabolomics was applied to elucidate the transfer of bioactive compounds between rye and several crops and weed species. Our results demonstrated that benzoxinoids (BXs) synthesized by rye were taken up by roots of neighboring plant species and translocated into their shoots. Furthermore, we showed roots of the rye plant took up compounds originating from neighboring plants. Among the compounds taken up by rye roots, wogonin was detected in the rye shoot, which indicates the root-to-shoot translocation of this compound. Elucidating the transfer of bioactive compounds between plants is essential for understanding plant-plant interactions, developing natural pesticides and understanding their modes of action.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

16 May 2021Submitted to Plant, Cell & Environment
17 May 2021Assigned to Editor
17 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
23 May 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor