Silicon-Mediated Pathogen Resistance in Plants
Silicon-mediated pathogen resistance in plants refers to an increase in resistance to pathogen and improvement in plant health by silicon amendment. When attacked by plant diseases, silicon treatment may increase Si accumulation and deposition in leaves to form a cuticle-Si double layer to impede pathogen’s penetration, and Si also can induce the biochemical defense responses of host and even prime the defense capacity of plant to reduce disease incidence.
KeywordsSilicon Biotic stress Pathogen Induced resistance Signal transduction
The study is financially supported by grants from the National Key Basic Research Funds of China (2011CB100400), Natural Science Foundation of China (31070396), and Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (20094404110007).
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