Effect of Exogenous Salicylic Acid under Changing Environment: A Review

Plant Physiology Section, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P., India
Environmental and Experimental Botany (Impact Factor: 3.36). 03/2010; 68(1):14-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2009.08.005


Salicylic acid (SA), an endogenous plant growth regulator has been found to generate a wide range of metabolic and physiological responses in plants thereby affecting their growth and development. In the present review, we have focused on various intrinsic biosynthetic pathways, interplay of SA and MeSA, its long distance transport and signaling. The effect of exogenous application of SA on bio-productivity, growth, photosynthesis, plant water relations, various enzyme activities and its effect on the plants exposed to various biotic and abiotic stresses has also been discussed.

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    • "Salicylic acid protects cell membranes and their binding transporter proteins which maintain their structure and function against the toxic and destructive effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) released during heat stress (Hayat et al. 2009;Hayat et al. 2010;Kumar et al. 2013;Bons et al. 2015). Foliar spray of lower concentrations of salicylic acid conferred heat tolerance in plants due to enhanced H 2 O 2 level and reduced the catalase (CAT) activity, thereby increasing the potential of plants to withstand the heat stress (Hayat et al. 2010). The exogenous application of salicylic acid has been reported to increase seed and stover yield through reducing adverse effects of heat stress on biochemical changes in many field crops (Wahid et al. 2007;Kumar et al. 2013;Bons et al. 2015). "

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    • "Indeed, research on the molecular mechanisms underlying hormonal regulation in response to drought has uncovered a complex and dynamic regulatory network in which JA and ABA participate (Harb et al., 2010; Brossa et al., 2011; Savchenko et al., 2014). It is well-known that SA is involved in a broad range of physiological and metabolic responses in plants (Hayat et al., 2010). This phenolic compound can be synthesized from the primary metabolite chorismate via two distinct enzymatic pathways, one involving phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and the other isochorismate synthase (ICS; reviewed in Chen et al., 2009). "
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    • "Phenolic compounds are able to scavenge ROS, form complexes with metals and raise the activity of oxidative enzymes (Amarowicz et al., 2004; Negro et al., 2003; Caillet et al., 2006; Amarowicz and Weidner, 2009; Elavarthi and Martin, 2010). An increased activity of antioxidant enzymes improves the resistance of plants to stressors (Hayat et al., 2010). Phenols constitute a large group of compounds that may be divided into five subgroups: coumarins, lignins, flavonoids, phenolic acids and tannins (Gumul et al., 2007). "
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