Use of Methyl Jasmonate for Suppression of Botrytis Rot in Various Cultivars of Cut Rose Flowers

@inproceedings{Meir2005UseOM,
  title={Use of Methyl Jasmonate for Suppression of Botrytis Rot in Various Cultivars of Cut Rose Flowers},
  author={Shimon Bar Meir and Samir Droby and Bettina Kochanek and Shoshana Salim and Sonia Philosoph-Hadas},
  year={2005}
}
Gray mold, caused by Botrytis cinerea on flower petals, is a common disease of greenhouse roses (Rosa hybrida L.). The disease develops rapidly after harvest and causes a significant reduction of cut flowers value. Methyl jasmonate (MJ), known to induce plant defense responses, was examined for postharvest control of this disease in various cultivars of cut roses. We have previously demonstrated (Meir et al., 1998, Postharvest Biol. Technol. 13: 235) that under laboratory conditions… CONTINUE READING

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