Maria E. Bazzalo

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Nucleotide binding site-leucine rich repeat (NBS-LRR) proteins are encoded by a ubiquitous gene family in sunflower and frequently harbor disease resistance genes. We investigated NBS-LRR-encoding resistance gene candidates (RGCs) flanking the downy mildew resistance genes Pl 8 and Pl 14 and the rust resistance gene R Adv , which map on the NBS-LRR clusters(More)
The content of coumarins, as probable phytoalexins, was analysed in four sunflower genotypes that ranged in responses to head rot from highly susceptible to highly resistant. Low levels of all coumarins (scopolin, scopoletin and ayapin) were detected in the three most susceptible genotypes irrespective of time after inoculation. However, in the resistant(More)
Disease symptoms and total soluble phenolics content have been analysed in four sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)lines with different resistance levels(from highly susceptible to resistant) to head rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary. At the beginning of the flowering stage, capitula were inoculated by spraying with a water suspension of(More)
The object of this work was a study of the relationship between the field reactions of different sunflower genotypes to basal stalk rot (in terms of severe (dead plants) and incipient wilting, and lesion length) and some biochemical (phenol concentration), morphological (plant height, and stem and flower-bud diameters) and anatomical (xylem and cortical(More)
Sunflower head rot is a major disease caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.Sunflower varieties which are tolerant to the fungus have been developed. Thechanges occurring in flower parts at different times after inoculation with pathogenascospores were studied for two sunflower varieties (tolerant HA 302 and susceptibleHA 89). In variety HA 302 there was cell(More)
In a previous study, we observed that bract and corolla extracts from a Sclerotinia sclerotiorum-resistant sunflower contained high amounts of the known coumarins scopoletin, scopolin, and ayapin. There was a correlation between coumarin concentration and disease resistance. Thin layer chromatography showed higher concentrations of three other compounds in(More)
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