BSMV infection inhibits chlorophyll biosynthesis in barley plants

A. Almási, D. Apatini, K. Bóka, B. Böddi, R. Gáborjányi

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Protochlorophyllide forms, their phototransformation in the greening process and the ultrastructure of the etioplasts were studied in BSMV-infected barley plants. The aim of this work was to determine whether the chlorotic symptoms caused by the infection of this virus result from inhibition of chlorophyll biosynthesis. 77 K fluorescence emission spectra of dark-grown, flash-illuminated and re-darkened leaves and transmission electron micrographs suggested that the BSMV infection did not cause specific changes in chlorophyll biosynthesis or in chloroplast development. However, infection accelerated senescence and inhibited or delayed chlorophyll biosynthesis similar to general stress effects. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalPhysiological and Molecular Plant Pathology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


  • BSMV
  • Barley
  • Barley stripe mosaic hordeivirus Russian strain Atabekov
  • Chlorophyll biosynthesis
  • Etioplast ultrastructure
  • Greening
  • Hordeum vulgare L. cv Omega
  • Protochlorophyllide
  • Virus infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Plant Science

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