• Tropospheric ozone as a fungal elicitor

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    • Keywords


      Elicitor; ozone; pathogens; stress

    • Abstract


      Tropospheric ozone has been proven to trigger biochemical plant responses that are similar to the ones induced by an attack of fungal pathogens, i.e. it resembles fungal elicitors. This suggests that ozone can represent a valid tool for the study of stress responses and induction of resistance to pathogens. This review provides an overview of the implications of such a phenomenon for basic and applied research. After an introduction about the environmental implications of tropospheric ozone and plant responses to biotic stresses, the biochemistry of ozone stress is analysed, pointing out its similarities with plant responses to pathogens and its possible applications.

    • Author Affiliations


      Paolo Zuccarini1

      1. Department of Crop Biology, Section of Plant Physiology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
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