Role of salicylic acid in acclimation to low temperature

M. Pál, O. Gondor, T. Janda

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Low temperature is one of the most important limiting factors for plant growth throughout the world. Exposure to low temperature may cause various phenotypic and physiological symptoms, and may result in oxidative stress, leading to loss of membrane integrity and to the impairment of photosynthesis and general metabolic processes. Salicylic acid (SA), a phenolic compound produced by a wide range of plant species, may participate in many physiological and metabolic reactions in plants. It has been shown that exogenous SA may provide protection against low temperature injury in various plant species, while various stress factors may also modify the synthesis and metabolism of SA. In the present review, recent results on the effects of SA and related compounds in processes leading to acclimation to low temperatures will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
Number of pages12
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2013


  • Acclimation
  • Chilling
  • Cold
  • Freezing
  • Plant
  • Salicylic acid
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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