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dc.contributor.authorAcharya, Rupa-
dc.contributor.authorMukhia, Madan-
dc.contributor.authorSen, Surjit-
dc.contributor.authorAcharya, Krishnendu-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractIn the present study, nitric oxide synthase/nitric oxide (NOS/NO) status was tested in the host plants infected with fungi, bacteria and virus. In each case cytosolic nitric oxide synthase (Cyt-NOS) of diseased plants was inhibited and inhibition was competitive in nature in respect to 1-arginine, the substrate for the enzymic activity. Elevation of host nitric oxide (NO) level before infection using nitric oxide (NO) donor protected disease initiation significantly. The nature of enzyme kinetics and the manner of disease protection by nitric oxide donor (NO-donor) was similar in all the three cases of infection. It was concluded that nitric oxide was a common anti pathogenic factor of plants.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJEB Vol.43(01) [January 2005]en_US
dc.subjectNitric oxide/nitric oxide synthaseen_US
dc.subjectPlant defenseen_US
dc.titleNitric oxide: A common antipathogenic factor of plantsen_US
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