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Plant Pathogen Resistance

United States Patent Application

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Azelaic acid or its derivatives or analogs induce a robust and a speedier defense response against pathogens in plants. Azelaic acid treatment alone does not induce many of the known defense-related genes but activates a plant's defense signaling upon pathogen exposure.
Greenberg, Jean T. (Chicago, IL), Jung, Ho Won (Chicago, IL), Tschaplinski, Timothy (Oak Ridge, TN)
14/ 884,874
October 16, 2015
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC and also pursuant to Contract Number IOB-0450207 awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.