Benzothiadiazole induces disease resistance in Arabidopsis by activation of the systemic acquired resistance signal transduction pathway.

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Benzothiadiazole (BTH) is a novel chemical activator of disease resistance in tobacco, wheat and other important agricultural plants. In this report, it is shown that BTH works by activating SAR in Arabidopsis thaliana. BTH-treated plants were resistant to infection by turnip crinkle virus, Pseudomonas syringae pv 'tomato' DC3000 and Peronospora parasitica… (More)

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@article{Lawton1996BenzothiadiazoleID, title={Benzothiadiazole induces disease resistance in Arabidopsis by activation of the systemic acquired resistance signal transduction pathway.}, author={Kay A. Lawton and Lars Friedrich and Michelle D. Hunt and Kristianna B Weymann and Terrence P. Delaney and Helmut Kessmann and Theo Staub and John A. Ryals}, journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology}, year={1996}, volume={10 1}, pages={71-82} }