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The effects of host defence elicitors on betacyanin accumulation in Amaranthus mangostanus seedlings

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Cao, S. F., Liu, T., Jiang, Y. M., He, S. G., Harrison, D. K. and Joyce, D. C. (2012) The effects of host defence elicitors on betacyanin accumulation in Amaranthus mangostanus seedlings. Food Chemistry, 134 (4). pp. 1715-1718. ISSN 0308-8146

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Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.03.129

Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814612006140


The effect of elicitors associated with host defence on betacyanin accumulation in Amaranthus mangostanus seedlings was investigated. Under the conditions of the experiments, betacyanin accumulation was generally enhanced by light. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) treatment increased betacyanin synthesis in a concentration-dependent response. Seedlings treated with ethylene as 5 mM Ethephon also had elevated levels of betacyanin. In contrast. salicylic acid (SA) and H2O2 treatments had no influence on betacyanin contents in light or dark. Combined MeJA with Ethephon or H2O2 had an additive effect on betacyanin accumulation in dark-grown seedlings. However, a decline was recorded in light-grown seedlings. Moreover, an antagonistic effect on betacyanin synthesis was found when MeJA and SA were added simultaneously. Our results indicate that betacyanin content in A. mangostanus seedlings can be upregulated by MeJA and ethylene. Both additive and antagonistic effects in regulating betacyanin synthesis in A. mangostanus seedlings were observed between MeJA and other elicitors. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Cao, Shifeng Liu, Ting Jiang, Yueming He, Shenggen Harrison, Dion K. Joyce, Daryl C.
Subjects:Plant culture > Seeds. Seed technology
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
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