β-aminobutyric acid-induced resistance in plants

Gabor Jakab, Valérie Cottier, Valérie Toquin, Ghislaine Rigoli, Laurent Zimmerli, Jean Pierre Métraux, Brigitte Mauch-Mani

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Abstract

The broad spectrum protective effect of the non-protein amino acid β-aminobutyric acid (BABA) against numerous plant diseases has been well-documented in the literature. Here, we present an overview of BABA-induced protection in various pathosystems. Contradictory reports concerning the mechanism of action underlying this type of protection incited us to take advantage of Arabidopsis/pathogen interactions as model systems to investigate the action of BABA at the genetic and molecular level. We present evidence that the protective effect of BABA is due to a potentiation of natural defense mechanisms against biotic and abiotic stresses. In order to dissect the pathways involved in potentiation by BABA we describe the use of a mutational approach based on BABA-induced female sterility in Arabidopsis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number316001
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Plant Pathology
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis
  • BABA
  • Callose
  • Female sterility
  • Salicylic acid
  • Systemic induced resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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    Jakab, G., Cottier, V., Toquin, V., Rigoli, G., Zimmerli, L., Métraux, J. P., & Mauch-Mani, B. (2001). β-aminobutyric acid-induced resistance in plants. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 107(1), 29-37. [316001]. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008730721037