[Frontiers in Bioscience E1, 142-152, June 1, 2009]
Oxidative burst and plant disease resistance
Research Institute of Phytopathology, Bolshie Vyazemy, Moscow region, 143050 Russia
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This mini-review summarizes briefly main facts and speculations on roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in plant interactions with pathogenic microflora. Examples relating the infection-induced oxidative burst with innate or acquired resistance or susceptibility are provided. Agents triggering ROS production, ROS sources and ROS-involving defense reactions are listed. Special attention has been drawn to the ROS involved in either resistance or compatibility and which are produced by both host and pathogen.