Elicitor-induced cell death and phytoalexin synthesis in Daucus carota L.

@article{Koch1998ElicitorinducedCD,
  title={Elicitor-induced cell death and phytoalexin synthesis in Daucus carota L.},
  author={Wolfgang Koch and Claus Wagner and Hanns Ulrich Seitz},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1998},
  volume={206},
  pages={523-532}
}
Suspension-cultured carrot cells and intact leaves respond to crude and purified protein elicitors from the non-host fungus Pythium aphanidermatum by activating the general phenylpropanoid pathway and incorporating de-novo-synthesized 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4-HBA) into the cell wall. The cultured cells undergo a very rapid elicitor-induced cell death. Both reactions are directly correlated in their time course and their dose dependency. Cell death in elicitor-treated protoplasts resulted in… CONTINUE READING