Published Online: 16 JUL 2007
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How to Cite
Weigel, R. R. 2007. Salicylic Acid. eLS. .
- Published Online: 16 JUL 2007
Salicylic acid (SA) is an important signalling molecule in the defence response of plants against microbial pathogens. Plants are sessile and have to cope with environmental challenges without the ability to evade them actively. Responding in an appropriate manner upon pathogen attack is indispensable for their survival.
- plant innate immunity;
- plant–pathogen interaction;
- signal transduction;
- systemic acquired resistance;