Application of Glycerol for Induced Powdery Mildew Resistance in Triticum aestivum L.

@inproceedings{Li2016ApplicationOG,
  title={Application of Glycerol for Induced Powdery Mildew Resistance in Triticum aestivum L.},
  author={Yinghui Li and Na Song and Chuanzhi Zhao and Feng Li and Miaomiao Geng and Yuhui Wang and Wan-hui Liu and Chaojie Xie and Qixin Sun},
  booktitle={Front. Physiol.},
  year={2016}
}
Previous work has demonstrated that glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P) and oleic acid (18:1) are two important signal molecules associated with plant resistance to fungi. In this article, we provide evidence that a 3% glycerol spray application 1-2 days before powdery mildew infection and subsequent applications once every 4 days was sufficient to stimulate the plant defense responses without causing any significant damage to wheat leaves. We found that G3P and oleic acid levels were markedly induced… CONTINUE READING