Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 327–342

Effects of Salinity on Endogenous Aba, Iaa, Ja, and Sa in Iris hexagona


  • Yongyin Wang
    • Biology DepartmentUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Susan Mopper
    • Biology DepartmentUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Karl H. Hasenstein
    • Biology DepartmentUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005632506230

Cite this article as:
Wang, Y., Mopper, S. & Hasenstein, K.H. J Chem Ecol (2001) 27: 327. doi:10.1023/A:1005632506230


Phytohormones play critical roles in regulating plant responses to stress. We investigated the effects of salinity on abscisic acid (ABA), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), salicylic acid (SA), and jasmonic acid (JA) in leaves, stalks, fruits, and seeds of Iris hexagona, a native wetland species. Using gas chromatography–mass spectroscopy with selected ion monitoring, our experiments demonstrated significant and different shortand long-term changes in iris phytohormones. ABA and JA generally increased and IAA and SA declined in response to salinity. We conclude that these phytohormones may have separate and interactive effects on how plants respond and adapt to stress in natural environments.

Abscisic acidIris hexagonajasmonic acidindole-3-acetic acidphytohormonessalicylic acidsalinitystress

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