Protective role of S-methylmethionine-salicylate in maize plants infected with Maize dwarf mosaic virus

Ludmerszki, Edit and Chounramany, Sengnirane and Oláh, Csilla and Kátay, György and Szabó Endréné Rácz, Ilona and Almási, Asztéria and Solti, Ádám and Bélai, Iván and Rudnóy, Szabolcs (2017) Protective role of S-methylmethionine-salicylate in maize plants infected with Maize dwarf mosaic virus. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, 149. pp. 145-156. ISSN 0929-1873

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This study aimed to detect the harmful effects of Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV) infection, and to demonstrate the potential benefits of S-methylmethionine-salicylate (MMS) pretreatment in infected maize (Zea mays L.) plants. The results of chlorophyll a fluorescence measurements showed that in MDMV-infected plants additional quenchers of fluorescence appear, probably as the result of associations between the virus coat protein and thylakoid membranes. It is important to note that when infected plants were pretreated with MMS, such associations were not formed. MDMV infection and MMS pretreatment resulted in a decrease in ascorbate peroxidase (APX) activity in maize leaves, while infection contributed to an increase in activity in the roots. Infection raised the guaiacol peroxidase (GPX) enzyme activity level, which was reduced by MMS pretreatment. MMS contributed to a decrease in both the RNA and coat protein content of MDMV, to an equal extent in maize leaves and roots. The results showed that MMS pretreatment enhanced the stress response reactions against MDMV infection in maize plants and retarded the spreading of infection.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SB Plant culture / növénytermesztés
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 14:22

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