Fiziol. rast. genet. 2016, vol. 48, no. 6, 463-474, doi:

Bacterial acyl homoserine lactones in plant priming biotechnology: achievements and prospects of use in agricultural production

Babenko L.M.1, Moshynets O.V.2, Shcherbatiuk M.M.1, Kosakivska I.V.1

  1. M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 2 Tereschenkivska St., Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine
  2. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 150 Akademika Zabolotnogo St., Kyiv, 03680, Ukraine

Literature data on acyl homoserine lactones (AHL), a novel class of bacterial mediator molecules involved in a remote signal transduction, have been analyzed and summarized. Their involvement in auto-reception of bacterial population quantitative parameters called “quorum sensing” (QS) is discussed. The QS phenomenon and its components are related to the regulation of plant and bacteria physiological processes including bio-film formation, phytohormone synthesis, plasmid transfer, production of virulent factors, etc. A special attention is given to the AHL involvement in plant growth and development regulation, prospects of their application in crops priming biotechnology, modeling of protection responses and development of genetic resistance in nonresistant plants.

Keywords: acyl homoserine lactone, biofilm, autoinductor, plant priming biotechnology

Fiziol. rast. genet.
2016, vol. 48, no. 6, 463-474

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