Contribution of ethylene biosynthesis for resistance to blast fungus infection in young rice plants.

@article{Iwai2006ContributionOE,
  title={Contribution of ethylene biosynthesis for resistance to blast fungus infection in young rice plants.},
  author={Takayoshi Iwai and Atsushi Miyasaka and Shigemi Seo and Yuko Ohashi},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={1202-15}
}
The role of ethylene (ET) in resistance to infection with blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea) in rice (Oryza sativa) is poorly understood. To study it, we quantified ET levels after inoculation, using young rice plants at the four-leaf stage of rice cv Nipponbare (wild type) and its isogenic plant (IL7), which contains the Pi-i resistance gene to blast fungus race 003. Small necrotic lesions by hypersensitive reaction (HR) were formed at 42 to 72 h postinoculation (hpi) in resistant IL7 leaves… CONTINUE READING