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Plant pathogen resistance

United States Patent

November 27, 2012
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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)
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 191,833
August 14, 2008
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.