Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 251–256 | Cite as

The influence of Bipolaris sorokiniana and Drechslera dictyoides metabolites on cell membrane permeability of Festuca pratensis callus

  • A. Płażek
  • M. Filek


The aim of this study was the evaluation of membrane permeability of callus cells of several Polish meadow fescue cultivars, which were treated with toxins of two leaf spot pathogens Bipolaris sorokiniana and Drechslera dictyoides. Fungus metabolites were obtained by the method described by Lepoivre et al. (1986). Calli of cultivars ‘Skrzeszowicka’, ‘Skawa’, ‘Westa’, POB 282, POB 383, KOA 186 have been selected on medium with metabolites for two weeks. Next the conductivity test of electrolyte leakage and of total ion contents in the examined tissue was done. On the base of this data the membrane permeability coefficients for each cultivar were calculated. Toxins of B. sorokiniana damaged the cell membranes more strongly than metabolites of D. dictyoides. The significant differences of several objects sensitivity to the influence of B. sorokiniana metabolites were stated. These differences were not observed in the case of the influence of D. dictyoides metabolites on the examined tissue.

Key words

Bipolaris sorokiniana callus conductivity test Drechslera dictyoides metabolites membrane permeability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Płażek
    • 1
  • M. Filek
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of AgricultureKraków
  2. 2.Department of Plant PhysiologyPolish Academy of ScienceKrakówPoland

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