Universal Journal of Plant Science Vol. 2(1), pp. 14 - 18
DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2014.020102
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Foliar Application of Salicylic Acid Stimulates Flowering and Induce Defense Related Proteins in Finger Millet Plants


Manikandan Appu , Sathiyabama Muthukrishnan *
Department of Plant Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620024, TamilNadu, India

ABSTRACT

Induction of defense related proteins, such as chitinase, protease inhibitor, peroxidase, polyphenol oxidase was studied in finger millet plants treated with salicylic acid. Treated plants showed changes in the isoform pattern with new isoformsof chitinase,protease inhibitor, peroxidase, and polyphenol oxidase. Salicylic acid (SA) treatment stimulates flowering and grain set. Induction of defense related proteins in salicylic acid treated finger millet plants may play a role in disease resistance.

KEYWORDS
Finger Millet, Salicylic Acid, Chitinase, Protease Inhibitor, Peroxidase, Polyphenol Oxidase

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Manikandan Appu , Sathiyabama Muthukrishnan , "Foliar Application of Salicylic Acid Stimulates Flowering and Induce Defense Related Proteins in Finger Millet Plants," Universal Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 14 - 18, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2014.020102.

(b). APA Format:
Manikandan Appu , Sathiyabama Muthukrishnan (2014). Foliar Application of Salicylic Acid Stimulates Flowering and Induce Defense Related Proteins in Finger Millet Plants. Universal Journal of Plant Science, 2(1), 14 - 18. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2014.020102.