Induction of systemic resistance against Cucumber mosaic virus and bacterial speck pathogen by Penicillium simplicissimum GP17-2 in Arabidopsis and tobacco
Abstract: Penicillium simplicissimum GP17-2, was evaluated for its ability to induce resistanceagainst Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (Pst) inArabidopsis thaliana and tobacco plants. All plants treated with BGI of GP17-2 or its culturefiltrate showed a significant reduction in disease severity compared control plants. RT-PCRresults showed that multiple defence pathways were involved in GP17-2-mediated resistance toCMV and Pst.