Mitochondrial alternative oxidase is not a critical component of plant viral resistance but may play a role in the hypersensitive response.

@article{Ordog2002MitochondrialAO,
  title={Mitochondrial alternative oxidase is not a critical component of plant viral resistance but may play a role in the hypersensitive response.},
  author={Sandi H Ordog and Verna J. Higgins and Greg C Vanlerberghe},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={1858-65}
}
Transgenic tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) with altered levels of mitochondrial alternative oxidase (AOX) were used to examine the potential role of this electron transport chain protein in resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. We examined the effect of AOX expression on the salicylic acid-induced resistance in susceptible plants and the resistance responses of plants harboring the N-gene. A lack of AOX did not compromise the ability of salicylic acid treatment to heighten the resistance of… CONTINUE READING