The accumulation of dianthramides, dianthalexin and other phenolic compounds in carnation cells at different times before and after inoculation of plants with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. dianthi, and the development of wilt symptoms were compared for eleven carnation cultivars. Untreated and water‐treated controls contained only a little acetone‐extractable phenolics. Upon inoculation with F. oxysporum f. sp dianthi, all cultivars accumulated the same range of phenolic compounds, including several dianthramides and dianthalexin, but in different proportions. The total amount of accumulated phenolic compounds per fresh material weight of the extracted stem segments could not be related to the disease resistance level of the different cultivars. However, the accumulation of dianthramides and dianthalexin in the cultivars was positively correlated to resistance, while the accumulation of two other, as yet unidentified, compounds was inversely related to resistance.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Phytopathology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1989|