Roland E. Schwarzenbacher, Grace Wardell, Joost Stassen, Emily Guest, Peijun Zhang, Estrella Luna and Jurriaan Ton, 2020. The IBI1 Receptor of b-Aminobutyric Acid Interacts with VOZ Transcription Factors to Regulate Abscisic Acid Signaling and Callose-Associated Defense. Molecular Plant. 13, 1–15

Daniel De Vega, Nicola Holden, Pete E Hedley, Jenny Morris, Estrella Luna* and Adrian Newton*. Chitosan primes plant defence mechanisms against Botrytis cinerea, including expression of Avr9/Cf-9 rapidly-elicited genes. Accepted in Plant, Cell and Environment. BioRxiv DOI:

Estrella Luna, Amélie Flandin, Cédric Cassan, Sylvain Prigent, Chloé Chevanne, Camélia Feyrouse Kadiri, Yves Gibon, Pierre Pétriacq, 2020. Metabolomics to Exploit the Primed Immune System of Tomato Fruit. Metabolites. 10 (3), 96

Graeme Kettles and Estrella Luna, 2019. Food Security in 2044: How do we control the fungal threat? Fungal Biology 123 (8) 558-564

Pierre Pétriacq, Ana López and Estrella Luna, 2018. Fruit Decay to Diseases: Can Induced Resistance and Priming Help? Plants 7 (4), 77 

Samuel W Wilkinson, Victoria Pastor, Sam Paplauskas, Pierre Petriacq and Estrella Luna, 2018. Long-lasting β-aminobutyric acid-induced resistance protects tomato fruit against Botrytis cinerea. Plant Pathology. 67: 30-41 

Joost Stassen, Ana López, Ritusrhi Jain, David Pascual-Pardo, Estrella Luna, Lisa Smith and Jurriaan Ton, 2018.  The relationship between transgenerational acquired resistance and global DNA methylation in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 14761

Will Buswell, Roland E Schwarzenbacher, Estrella Luna, Matthew Sellwood, Beining Chen, Victor Flors and Jurriaan Ton, 2018. Chemical priming of immunity without costs to plant growth. New Phytologist. 218 (3), 1205-1216

Brigitte Mauch-Mani, Ivan Baccelli, Estrella Luna and Victor Flors, 2017. Defense priming – An adaptive part of induced resistance. Annual Reviews of Plant Biology. 68:485-512.

Toby Bruce, Lesley Smart, Nick Birch, Katrin MacKenzie, Emilio Guerrieri, Pasquale Cascone, Estrella Luna and Jurriaan Ton, 2017. Prospects for plant defence activators and biocontrol in IPM – concepts and lessons learnt so far. Crop Protection. 97: 128-134.

Estrella Luna, 2016. Using green vaccination to brighten the agronomic future. Outlooks on Pest Management 27(3): 136-141. doi: DOI: 10.1564/v27_jun_10
This article appeared in Volume 27 No 3 of Outlooks on Pest Management, published by Research Information Ltd, and is made available here with the publisher’s permission. Copies of OPM articles are available on the IngentaConnect platform at Please for further information.

Estrella Luna, Emily Beardon, Julie Scholes, Sabine Ravnskov and Jurriaan Ton, 2016. Optimizing chemically induced resistance in tomato against Botrytis cinerea. Plant Disease 100(4) 704-710.

Roland E Schwarzenbacher, Estrella Luna and Jurriaan Ton, 2014. The discovery of the BABA receptor: Scientific implications and application potential. Front. Plant Sci. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00304. 

Estrella Luna, Marieke van Hulten, Yuhua Zhang, Oliver Berkowitz, Ana López, Pierre Pétriacq, Matthew ASellwood, Beining Chen, Mike Burrell, Allison van de Meene, Corné M J Pieterse, Victor Flors and Jurriaan Ton, 2014. Plant perception of b-aminobutyric acid is mediated by an aspartyl-tRNA synthetase. Nature Chemical Biology. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.1520

Estrella Luna, Ana López, Jaap Kooiman and Jurriaan Ton, 2014. Role of NPR1 and KYP in long-lasting induced resistance by β-aminobutyric acid. Front. Plant Sci. 5:184. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00184 

Victoria Pastor, Estrella Luna, Jurriaan Ton, Miguel Cerezo, Pilar García-Agustín and Victor Flors, 2013. Fine tuning of ROS homeostasis regulates primed immune responses in Arabidopsis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions., 26: 1334-1344.

Victoria Pastor*, Estrella Luna*, Brigitte Mauch-Mani, Jurriaan Ton and Victor Flors, 2013. Primed plants do not forget. Environ. Exp. Bot. 94: 46-56. (* indicates that these authors contributed equally to the work)

Estrella Luna and Jurriaan Ton, 2012. The epigenetic machinery controlling transgenerational SAR. Plant Signalling and Behaviour 7:6, 1-4

Estrella Luna, Toby Bruce, Victor Flors, Mike Roberts and Jurriaan Ton, 2012. Next Generation Systemic Acquired resistance. Plant Physiology. 158(2): 844–853.
Ana Slaughter, Xavier Daniel, Victor Flors, Estrella Luna, Barbara Hohn and Brigitte Mauch-Mani, 2012. Priming a Plant’s Descendants for Biotic Stress Resistance. Plant Physiology. 158(2):835-43

Estrella Luna*, Victoria Pastor*, Jérôme Robert, Victor Flors, Brigitte Mauch-Mani, and Jurriaan Ton, 2011. Callose Deposition: A Multifaceted Plant Defense Response. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 24, 183-193. (* indicates that these authors contributed equally to the work)

Marieke van Hulten, Shakoor Ahmad, Estrella Luna, Ruth Gordon-Weeks, Corne M.J. Pieterse and Jurriaan Ton, 2009. Natural variation in defence responsiveness amongst Arabidopsis accessions. Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 74, 801-7

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