Lenka Burketová

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We present evidence that overproduction of endogenous cytokinins (CK) caused stress response in non-rooting Pssu-ipt transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) grown in vitro. It was demonstrated by overaccumulation of phenolic compounds, synthesis of pathogenesis related proteins (PR proteins), and increase in peroxidase (POD) activities. Immunolocalization(More)
Phospholipid signaling is an important component in eukaryotic signal transduction pathways. In plants, it plays a key role in growth and development as well as in responses to environmental stresses, including pathogen attack. We investigated the involvement of both phospholipase C (PLC, EC 3.1.4.11) and D (PLD, EC 3.1.4.4) in early responses to the(More)
An increasing demand for environmentally acceptable alternative for traditional pesticides provides an impetus to conceive new bio-based strategies in crop protection. Employing induced resistance is one such strategy, consisting of boosting the natural plant immunity. Upon infections, plants defend themselves by activating their immune mechanisms. These(More)
Resistance to infection in plants can be induced by treatment with various chemicals. One such compound is β-aminobutyric acid (BABA). Its positive effect on disease resistance has been noted in several pathosystems. Here we demonstrate that treatment with BABA protects Brassica napus plants from infection by the fungal pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans.(More)
Interaction of a plant with a fungal pathogen is an encounter with hundreds of molecules. In contrast to this, a single molecule often decides between the disease and resistance. In the present article, we describe the defense responses triggered by AvrLm1, an avirulence gene from a hemibiotrophic ascomycete, Leptosphaeria maculans, responsible for an(More)
The effect of benzothiadiazole (BTH) on protein synthesis was studied in sugar beet plants. Extracellular proteins induced by 0.025 % BTH were examined and their pattern was compared with that induced by sodium salicylate, chitosan, paraquat, AgNO3, and by tobacco necrosis virus. BTH induced synthesis of at least 9 acidic and 6 basic proteins; three of them(More)
According to general model, jasmonic acid (JA) and ethylene (ET) signaling pathways are induced in Arabidopsis after an attack of necrotroph, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary. However, abscisic acid (ABA) and salicylic acid (SA) also seem to play a role. While signaling events in Arabidopsis have been intensively studied recently, information for the(More)
Phosphoglycerolipids are essential structural constituents of membranes and some also have important cell signalling roles. In this review, we focus on phosphoglycerolipids that are mediators in hormone signal transduction in plants. We first describe the structures of the main signalling phosphoglycerolipids and the metabolic pathways that generate them,(More)
Salicylic acid (SA) has a central role in defense against pathogen attack. In addition, its role in such diverse processes as germination, flowering, senescence, and thermotolerance acquisition has been documented. However, little is known about the early signaling events triggered by SA. Using Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) suspension cells as a model,(More)
Changes in ribonucleases (RNases) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6P DH) activities, their content and subcellular localisation were studied in relation to virus multiplication in susceptible (cv. Samsun) or resistant (transgenic breeding line NCTG 83) tobacco plants infected with the potato virus YN (necrotic strain of PVY). Activities of RNases(More)