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Agronomy 2018, 8(1), 5; doi:10.3390/agronomy8010005

Functional Analogues of Salicylic Acid and Their Use in Crop Protection

Group of Fruit Tree Biotechnology, Department of Plant Breeding, CEBAS-CSIC, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Laboratory of Plant Biotechnology and Ecosystem Valorisation, Faculty of Sciences, University Chouaib Doukkali, El Jadida 24000, Morocco
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Received: 9 December 2017 / Revised: 30 December 2017 / Accepted: 4 January 2018 / Published: 9 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Salicylic Acid in Plant Stress Responses)
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Functional analogues of salicylic acid are able to activate plant defense responses and provide attractive alternatives to conventional biocidal agrochemicals. However, there are many problems that growers must consider during their use in crop protection, including incomplete disease reduction and the fitness cost for plants. High-throughput screening methods of chemical libraries allowed the identification of new compounds that do not affect plant growth, and whose mechanisms of action are based on priming of plant defenses, rather than on their direct activation. Some of these new compounds may also contribute to the discovery of unknown components of the plant immune system. View Full-Text
Keywords: salicylic acid; functional analogues; priming; crop protection salicylic acid; functional analogues; priming; crop protection
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Faize, L.; Faize, M. Functional Analogues of Salicylic Acid and Their Use in Crop Protection. Agronomy 2018, 8, 5.

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