Salicylic Acid and Local Resistance to Pathogens

  • Igor V. Maksimov
  • Lubov G. Yarullina


Salicylic acid triggers is the system for acquired resistance to phytopathogens and hypersensitive cell death of infected cells. It was shown that in "sick" plants salicylic acid induced protective response, caused by increasing the level of multiple local reactive oxygen species with the participation of oxalate oxidase and also lignification of pathogen penetration zone by involving peroxidase. The localization of oxidative burst leads to the death of pathogen and isolation of host infected tissues that were provided with "chitin-specificity" of these enzymes. Induction of activity of wheat "chitin-specific" oxalateoxidase and anionic peroxidase, intensification of their secretion into intercellular space under salicylic acid influence, that provides successful defense reactions, close to pathogen infection structures have been revealed.

Key words

Triticum aestivum Tilletia caries calli – co-culturing salicylic acid peroxidase oxalateoxidase – diaminobenzidine colored (DAB-colored) lignification systemic and local resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor V. Maksimov
    • 1
  • Lubov G. Yarullina
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and GeneticsUfa Research Centre, Russian Academy of ScienceUfaRussia

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