Treating seeds with activators of plant defence generates long-lasting priming of resistance to pests and pathogens.

@article{Worrall2012TreatingSW,
  title={Treating seeds with activators of plant defence generates long-lasting priming of resistance to pests and pathogens.},
  author={Dawn Worrall and Geoff H. Holroyd and Jason P. Moore and Marcin Glowacz and Patricia Croft and Jane E. Taylor and Nigel D. Paul and Michael R Roberts},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2012},
  volume={193 3},
  pages={770-8}
}
• Priming of defence is a strategy employed by plants exposed to stress to enhance resistance against future stress episodes with minimal associated costs on growth. Here, we test the hypothesis that application of priming agents to seeds can result in plants with primed defences. • We measured resistance to arthropod herbivores and disease in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants grown from seed treated with jasmonic acid (JA) and/or β-aminobutryric acid (BABA). • Plants grown from JA-treated… CONTINUE READING
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