The role of ethylene during the infection of Nicotiana tabacum by Colletotrichum destructivum.

Abstract

Two periods of increased ethylene production were observed after inoculation of Nicotiana tabacum by Colletotrichum destructivum. This pathogen exhibits an intracellular hemibiotrophic infection process, with a biotrophic phase followed by a necrotrophic phase. Ethylene production first increased during the biotrophic phase with a peak at 24 h before the… (More)

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