LACK OF CORRELATION BETWEEN TISSUE NECROSIS AND PHYTOALEXIN ACCUMULATION IN TUBERS OF POTATO CULTIVARS

T. ÉRSEK, Z. KIRÁLY, A. DOBROVOLSZKY

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tuber disks of five potato cultivars, each compatible to the fungus race used, were treated with cell‐free homogenate or lipophilic material obtained from the mycelial mat of Phytophthora infestans. On the effect of treatments, the various cultivars reacted in different manners as regards tissue necrotization and accumulation of phytoalexins rishitin, lubimin and phytuberin. No correlation was found between the extent of tissue necrosis and the level of phytoalexins. Each potato cultivar had a capacity for producing sesquiterpene phytoalexins even if the visible hypersensitive response (tissue necrosis) did not occur. It was concluded that there are compounds of pathogenic origin that induce phytoalexin accumulation as well as necrotization in plant tissues. The expression of necrotization mainly depends on different sensitivity of potato cultivars to treatments. The rate of phytoalexin accumulation would represent a potential for general resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-85
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Food Safety
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Food Science
  • Microbiology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'LACK OF CORRELATION BETWEEN TISSUE NECROSIS AND PHYTOALEXIN ACCUMULATION IN TUBERS OF POTATO CULTIVARS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this