Jasmonate-inducible gene: What does it mean?

Trends Plant Sci. 2009 Feb;14(2):87-91. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2008.11.005. Epub 2009 Jan 21.


The diverse functions of jasmonates (JAs) in plant cells are reflected by the extensive reprogramming of gene expression after JA perception. Here, we review the transcriptome signatures associated with JA signalling in Arabidopsis thaliana and other plant species. Transcript profiling studies clearly highlight the renowned capacity of JAs to elicit evolutionarily distant metabolic pathways across the plant kingdom. However, JA-related transcriptomes show limited overlap and, for most cellular processes, the context in which the JA signal is perceived is crucial in shaping the response. This emphasizes that JA signal transduction is integrated into an elaborate signalling network.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cyclopentanes / pharmacology*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant / drug effects*
  • Oxylipins / pharmacology*
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction


  • Cyclopentanes
  • Oxylipins
  • jasmonic acid