Treatment of pea and tobacco leaf discs with the resistance inducer DL- β-amino-n-butyric acid (BABA) led to a substantial induction of glutathione reductase (GR, E.C. 126.96.36.199.) enzyme activity. After exposure to 1 mM BABA for 96 hrs, the GR activities were 3.2-fold and 2.9-fold higher in pea and tobacco leaf discs, respectively, than GR activities in untreated controls. Elevated GR levels may contribute to the antioxidative protection of plants during pathogen attack.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science