Specific Interactions Involving Hormonal and Other Changes

  • J. M. Daly
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 10)


In their advice to participants at this Institute, the organizers asked that presentations be critical reviews and provocative speculation. The critical review of hormones in plant disease recently has been accomplished by Sequiera (34) and Van Andel and Fuchs (41) while certain other aspects of hormones in diseased plants were covered in a recent symposium to be published (10). Consequently, it seems more appropriate for me to emphasize the speculative, although I am not sure whether this colloquial effort will be considered provocative, provocation or mere idiosyncrasy. An attempt will be made to develop the notion that growth regulators, including natural hormones, are potential candidates as causes of specificity in plant disease. By necessity, the attempt is colloquial because critical evidence is lacking? yet our experience with rust diseases has caused us at least to acknowledge the idea.


Powdery Mildew Hypersensitive Response Stem Rust Infection Type Rust Fungus 


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  • J. M. Daly
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Agricultural BiochemistryUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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