Oxalic-acid elicited resistance to Fusarium wilt in Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.

https://doi.org/10.17221/10336-PPSCitation:Attitalla I.H., Brishammar S. (2002): Oxalic-acid elicited resistance to Fusarium wilt in Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Plant Protect. Sci., 38: S128-S131.
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Systemic induced resistance (SIR) in a plant enhances disease resistance to a broad spectrum of pathogens. Under climate chamber conditions, oxalic acid’s ability to elicit SIR in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) against wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici (Fol) was tested with a susceptible cultivar (Danish Export). Oxalic acid (OA) was sprayed onto the green part of the tomato plants, at concentrations 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 mM. Two days later, each plant was challenged with 10 ml of Fol suspension (106 conidia/ml) inoculated into the soil around the root system. After inoculation, disease incidence (DI) was quantified visually to assess SIR expression. OA-induced resistance (concentration-dependent) by otherwise susceptible tomato plants was obtained.
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