Immunity represents a trait common to all living organisms, and animals and plants share some similarities. Therefore, in susceptible host plants, complex defence machinery may be stimulated by elicitors. Among these, chitosan deserves particular attention because of its proved efficacy. This survey deals with the antiviral activity of chitosan, focusing on its perception by the plant cell and mechanism of action. Emphasis has been paid to benefits and limitations of this strategy in crop protection, as well as to the potential of chitosan as a promising agent in virus disease control.

Chitosan-induced antiviral activity and innate immunity in plants / M. Iriti, E.M. Varoni. - In: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 0944-1344. - 22:4(2015 Feb), pp. 2935-2944. [10.1007/s11356-014-3571-7]

Chitosan-induced antiviral activity and innate immunity in plants

M. Iriti
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E.M. Varoni
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2015

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Immunity represents a trait common to all living organisms, and animals and plants share some similarities. Therefore, in susceptible host plants, complex defence machinery may be stimulated by elicitors. Among these, chitosan deserves particular attention because of its proved efficacy. This survey deals with the antiviral activity of chitosan, focusing on its perception by the plant cell and mechanism of action. Emphasis has been paid to benefits and limitations of this strategy in crop protection, as well as to the potential of chitosan as a promising agent in virus disease control.
Plant activators; Plant innate immunity; PAMPs/MAMPs; PRRs; Viral diseases; Plant viruses; Crop protection; Environmental safety
Settore BIO/04 - Fisiologia Vegetale
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