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The role of abscisic acid in plant–pathogen interactions

  • Mauch-Mani, Brigitte Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Institute of Botany, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Mauch, Felix Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Current Opinion in Plant Biology. - 2005, vol. 8, no. 4, p. 409-414
English The effect of the abiotic stress hormone abscisic acid on plant disease resistance is a neglected field of research. With few exceptions, abscisic acid has been considered a negative regulator of disease resistance. This negative effect appears to be due to the interference of abscisic acid with biotic stress signaling that is regulated by salicylic acid, jasmonic acid and ethylene, and to an additional effect of ABA on shared components of stress signaling. However, recent research shows that abscisic acid can also be implicated in increasing the resistance of plants towards pathogens via its positive effect on callose deposition.
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Département de Biologie
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