The evaluation of the potential for chlorine dioxide to prime plant defenses for a systemic acquired resistance in light red kidney bean plants inoculated with common bean bacterial wilt
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The induction of plant defenses is a great preventative tool for greenhouse and nursery managers to protect their plants. By priming plants with abiotic or biotic measures, managers can induce systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in plants to upregulate the ability to resist a pathogen. The accumulation of salicylic acid (SA) has been well researched and supported to be necessary for inducing SAR against pathogens. In previous research it has been shown that the functional analog of SA, acibenzolar S-methyl, has induced SAR and reduced disease severity. Acibenzolar S-methyl induces SAR when applied ...