Plant and Soil

, Volume 86, Issue 2, pp 275–278 | Cite as

Phytoalexin production in lucerne roots inoculated withVerticillium albo-atrum

  • J. Flood
Short Communications


A method for growing axenic lucerne plants suitable for phytoalexin accumulation studies is described. Using this technique, it was demonstrated that phytoalexin accumulation occurred earlier in the incompatible interaction betweenVerticillium albo-atrum and lucerne roots than in the compatible interaction.

Key words

Lucerne roots Phytoalexins Verticillium albo-atrum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Flood
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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