Annegret Miehe-Steier

   Department of Biochemistry
   Chemical Ecology in Poplar
 Phone:-Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:-Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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Research interests

I am interested in the influence of biodiversity as well as the effects of different light conditions and variations in nutrient availability on the chemical defense of Plantago lanceolata.

Ribwort Plantain is a common herb with worldwide distribution. It is mainly defended against herbivory by the two iridoidglycosides Aucubin and Catalpol. Furthermore volatile organic compounds play an important role in the indirect defense.

I investigate whether there is any correlation between the surrounding plants, light or nutrients and the chemical defense of Plantago lanceolata.