Regulatory involvement of abscisic acid in potato tuber wound-healing.

  title={Regulatory involvement of abscisic acid in potato tuber wound-healing.},
  author={Edward C. Lulai and Jeffrey C. Suttle and Shana M Pederson},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={59 6},
Rapid wound-healing is crucial in protecting potato tubers from infection and dehydration. Wound-induced suberization and the accumulation of hydrophobic barriers to reduce water vapour conductance/loss are principal protective wound-healing processes. However, little is known about the cognate mechanisms that effect or regulate these processes. The objective of this research was to determine the involvement of abscisic acid (ABA) in the regulation of wound-induced suberization and tuber water… CONTINUE READING