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Salicylic acid and photosynthesis : signalling and effects

Janda, Tibor and Gondor, Orsolya Kinga and Yordanova, R. and Szalai, Gabriella and Pál, Magda (2014) Salicylic acid and photosynthesis : signalling and effects. ACTA PHYSIOLOGIAE PLANTARUM, 36 (10). pp. 2537-2546. ISSN 0137-5881

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Abstract

Salicylic acid (SA) is a well-known signalling molecule playing a role in local and systemic acquired resistance against pathogens as well as in acclimation to certain abiotic stressors. As a stress-related signalling compound, it may directly or indirectly affect various physiological processes, including photosynthesis. The effects of exogenously applied SA on plant physiological processes under optimal environmental conditions are controversial. Several studies suggest that SA may have a positive effect on germination or plant growth in various plant species. However, SA may also act as a stress factor, having a negative influence on various physiological processes. Its mode of action depends greatly on several factors, such as the plant species, the environmental conditions (light, temperature, etc.) and the concentration. Exogenous SA may also alleviate the damaging effects of various stress factors, and this protection may also be manifested as higher photosynthetic capacity. Unfavourable environmental conditions have also been shown to increase the endogenous SA level in plants. Recent results strongly suggest that controlled SA levels are important in plants for optimal photosynthetic performance and for acclimation to changing environmental stimuli. The present review discusses the effects of exogenous and endogenous SA on the photosynthetic processes under optimal and stress conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluorescence quenching, Net photosynthesis, Oxidative stress, Salicylic acid, Stomatal conductivity, Stress responses
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
Depositing User: PhD Magda Pál
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 10:09
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 11:23
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/13781

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