Bean common mosaic virus infection reduced the sensitivity of pinto bean to ozone (O3) damage. Immature primary leaves inoculated with the virus five days prior to exposure with 0·25 ppm (0·49 mg/m3) O3 for 4 h showed less O3 injury than the non-infected control plants. Protection was influenced by the initial inoculum dilution and by the length of time between inoculation and exposure to O3.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry
- Environmental Science(all)