Bean common mosaic virus infection reduced the sensitivity of pinto bean to ozone (O3) damage. Immature primary leaves inoculated with the virus 5 days prior to exposure with 25 μl O3/l of air for 4 hr showed less O3 injury than the noninfected control plants. Protection was influenced by the initial inoculum dilution and by length of time between innoculation and exposure to O3.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science