4. The Roles of Salicylic Acid and Jasmonic Acid in Plant Immunity

  1. Guido Sessa
  1. Pradeep Kachroo and
  2. Aardra Kachroo

Published Online: 26 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118481431.ch4

Molecular Plant Immunity

Molecular Plant Immunity

How to Cite

Kachroo, P. and Kachroo, A. (2012) The Roles of Salicylic Acid and Jasmonic Acid in Plant Immunity, in Molecular Plant Immunity (ed G. Sessa), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118481431.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Author Information

  1. Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470959503

Online ISBN: 9781118481431



  • salicylic and jasmonic acid role in plant immunity;
  • SA biosynthesis, via the shikimic acid pathway;
  • SA derivatives, SAG as major glucose conjugate of SA;
  • SAR involving SA, altered gene expressions in cell wall strength/ROS;
  • SA signaling pathway, SA for basal and R protein–mediated resistance;
  • jasmonate mediation in plant immunity, biotic/abiotic stress regulator;
  • JA biosynthetic mutants, microbial defense alteration;
  • signaling in response to JA, by receptor protein complex F-box;
  • transcription factors, JA-derived signaling regulation;
  • JA, in defense gene expression regulation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biosynthesis of SA

  • Derivatives of SA

  • SA and Systemic Acquired Resistance

  • SA Signaling Pathway

  • Jasmonates Mediate Plant Immunity

  • JA Biosynthetic Mutants Are Altered in Microbial Defense

  • Receptor Protein Complex Perceives JA

  • Transcription Factors Regulate JA-Derived Signaling

  • JA Regulates Defense Gene Expression

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References