Swarnendu Chandra

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Elicitor-induced natural defense machinery of plants could be proposed as an alternative, non-conventional, and ecologically-friendly approach for plant protection. In this work, the abiotic elicitor, calcium chloride (CaCl2), was used for inducing resistance in tea plants against blister blight disease caused by Exobasidium vexans. Foliar application of(More)
Effect of sublethal heavy metal stress as plant biotic elicitor for triggering innate immunity in tomato plant was investigated. Copper in in vivo condition induced accumulation of defense enzymes like peroxidase (PO), polyphenol oxidase (PPO), phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), and β-1,3 glucanase along with higher accumulation of total phenol,(More)
The immunomodulatory role of the natural biopolymer, chitosan, has already been demonstrated in plants, whilst its nanoparticles have only been examined for biomedical applications. In our present study, we have investigated the possible ability and mechanism of chitosan nanoparticles (CNP) to induce and augment immune responses in plants. CNP-treatment of(More)
Improvement of the host resistance by using hazard free chemical elicitors is emerging as an alternative approach in the field of plant disease management. In our present work, we have screened the efficacy and possible mechanism of abiogenic elicitors like Dipotassium hydrogen orthophosphate (K2HPO4), Oxalic acid (OA), Isonicotinic acid (INA), Salicylic(More)
Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze (commonly called tea plant) is an economically important cash crop in India. This plant is prone to infection by several fungal pathogens. Chitinases (EC 3.2.1.14) are enzymes that play a significant role in plants by hydrolyzing the N-acetylglucosamine polymer chitin. The present study entails different in silico(More)
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