Induction of resistance against late blight disease on potato by azoxystrobin and chaetoglobosin biomolecules.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Induction of defense related enzymes in potato up on treatment with azoxystrobin and chaetoglobosin was assayed by using the methodologies given below. In all the experiments, metalaxyl was included for comparison purpose. Sample collection and enzyme extraction
The biomolecules azoxystrobin and chaetoglobosin at 0.2 per cent concentration were compared with 0.2 per cent of metalaxyl for the induction of defense related enzymes. The potato plants sprayed with above treatments were inoculated with P.infestans. The leaf samples were collected at 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 d after inoculation of the pathogen and used for enzyme assay.
One g of potato leaf sample was homogenized with one ml of 0.1M Sodium phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) at 4[degrees]C. The homogenate was centrifuged for 20 min at 10000 rpm. The supernatant was used as enzyme extract for assaying of Peroxidase (PO) and Poly Phenol Oxidase (PPO). For Catalase and Super oxide Dismutase (SOD) the sample was extracted in 5 ml of 0.05 M sodium acetate buffer (pH 5.0). The homogenate was centrifuged at 20,000 rpm for 10 min at 4[degrees]C and the supernatant was used as enzyme source.
Assay of peroxidase (PO)
Assay of PO activity was carried out as per the procedure described by Hammerschmidt et al. (1995). The reaction mixture consisted of 2.5 ml of the mixture containing 0.25% (v/v) guaiacol in 0.01 M sodium phosphate buffer, pH 6.0 and 0.1 M hydrogen peroxide. Enzyme extract (0.1ml) was added to initiate the reaction, which was followed calorimetrically at 470 nm. Crude enzyme preparations were diluted to give changes in absorbance at 470 nm of 0.1 to 0.2 absorbance units/min. The boiled enzyme was used as blank. Activity was expressed as the increase in absorbance at 420 nm [min.sup.-1] [mg.sup.-1] of protein.
Assay of polyphenoloxidase (PPO)
The polyphenoloxidase activity was determined as per the procedure given by Mayer et al., (1965). The reaction mixture consisted of 1.5 ml of 0.1 M sodium phosphate buffer (pH 6.5) and 200 ml of the enzyme extract. To start the reaction, 200 ml of 0.01 M catechol was added and the activity was expressed as change in absorbance at 495 [min.sup.-1][mg.sup.-1] of protein.
Assay of catalase (CAT)
CAT activity was assayed spectrophotometrically as described by ChaparroGiraldo et al. (2000) using 3 ml assay mixture containing 100 mM potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7.5) and 2.5 mM [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] prepared immediately before use and 100 [micro]l enzyme extract. The activity was measured by monitoring the degradation of [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] using UV-Visible Spectrophotometer (Varian Cary 50) at 240 nm over 1 min, against a plant extract-free blank. The decrease in [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] was followed as the decline in optical density at 240 nm, activity was calculated using the extinction coefficient ([[??].sub.240nm] = 40 [mM.sup.-1] [cm.sup.-1]) for [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] and expressed in mmol [min.sup.-1] [mg.sup.-1] of sample.
Assay of superoxide dismutase (SOD)
The enzyme extract was prepared by homogenizing 1 g of potato leaf tissue in 2 ml of 0.2 M citrate phosphate buffer (pH 6.5) at 4[degrees]C. The homogenate was centrifuged at 15,000 g at 4[degrees]C for 30 min. The supernatant served as enzyme source and SOD activity (EC 188.8.131.52) was determined as its ability to inhibit the photochemical reduction of NBT. The assay mixture (3 ml) contained 50 mM sodium phosphate buffer (pH 7.8), 13 mM methionine, 75 [micro]M NBT, 2 [micro]M riboflavin. 0.1 mM EDTA and 100 [micro]l of the enzyme extract and the riboflavin was added at the end. Tubes were shaken and placed under a 40-W fluorescent lamp at 25[degrees]C. The reaction was initiated and terminated by turning the light on and off respectively. The absorbance at 560 nm was measured against identical non-illuminated in parallel to the sample tubes for blank. Each extract was subtracted from the blank and mathematical difference was then divided by blank and multiplied by 100 to obtain the percentage inhibition of NBT photo-reduction. The SOD activity was expressed in SOD units mg1 tissue (50% NBT inhibition = 1 unit) (El-Moshaty et al., 1993).
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Induced resistance is a "physiological state of enhanced defensive capacity" elicited by specific environmental stimuli, whereby the plant's innate defenses are potentiated against subsequent biotic challenges. This enhanced state of resistance is effective against broad range of pathogens and parasites (Van Loon, 2000).
Exposing plants to abiotic or biotic stresses lead to improved resistance to subsequent pathogen attack both locally and systemically (Walter et al., 2005). Applying fungicides on plants was also found to induce the resistance against the pathogens. For example, pyraclostrobin (strobilurin class fungicide) enhanced resistance of tobacco plants by activation of pathogenesis related protein (PR 1) against Tobacco Mosaic Virus and Pseudomonas syringae pv tabaci (Herms et al., 2002). The defense enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase and ascorbate peroxidase activities increased after the application of metalaxyl on Solanum nigrum (Alexandra et al.,2013). In the present study, the maximum increase of peroxidase (0.954), polyphenoloxidase (0.898) and catalase activity (1.042) was noted in combined application of azoxystrobin (Willowood) with chaetoglobosin at 0.2 per cent concentration in the potato plants inoculated with P.infestans. In the case of SOD, the combination of azoxystrobin with metalaxyl showed the highest (8.01) activity. Through this study it is evident that, the individual application of fungicides showed lesser increase in defense enzymes as compared to combination treatments. Among the combinations, azoxystrobin with chaetoglobosin showed the maximum induction of defense enzymes on potato. Similar reports have already been made by Anand et al., (2008). They reported that the activity of the defense enzymes such as peroxidase (PO), polyphenol oxidase (PPO), phenyl alanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and Chitinase increased in the azoxystrobin treated cucumber plants. The bioactive compounds, trichotoxin A50 extracted from Trichoderma harzianum PC01 and chaetoglobosin C extracted from Chaetomium globosum have also been reported to elicit resistance or immunity in plants by inducing oxidative burst in plant cells (Nuchadomrong et al, 2004). Enhanced activities of defense related enzymes polyphenol oxidase, peroxidase, phenyl alanine lyase and catalase revealed the role in Induction of systemic resistance in wheat (Aggarwal, 2015). Inducing resistance in plants due to application of biomolecules is an additional advantage through which the disease management cost and quantity of application of fungicidal biomolecules can be reduced to conserve the environment from the contagion.
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V.M. Srinivasan, M. Daniel Jebaraj and A.S. Krishnamoorthy
Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore--641 003, India.
(Received: 02 September 2016; accepted: 03 October 2016)
* To whom all correspondence should be addressed.
Table 1. Effect of azoxystrobin, chaetoglobosin and metalaxyl on peroxidase activity in potato plants inoculated with P. infestans Treatment Absorbance at 420 hm [min.sup.-1] [g.sup.-1] at different intervals (d) 0 1 3 Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.580 (a) 0.804 (a) 0.865 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.312 (c) 0.568 (d) 0.619 (b) 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% 0.308 (c) 0.526 (d) 0.608 (b) Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.441 (b) 0.634 (c) 0.862 (a) + Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 0.424 (b) 0.651 (c) 0.629 (b) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.548 (a) 0.713 (b) 0.829 (a) + Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated 0.294 (cd) 0.316 (e) 0.337 (c) Control Un inoculated 0.265 (d) 0.283 (e) 0.302 (c) control Treatment Absorbance at 420 hm [min.sup.-1] [g.sup.-1] at different intervals (d) 5 7 9 Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.964 (a) 0.931 (ab) 0.908 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.736 (b) 0.718 (c) 0.711 (c) 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% 0.721 (b) 0.708 (c) 0.702 (c) Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.984 (a) 0.962 (a) 0.954 (a) + Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 0.923 (a) 0.864 (b) 0.821 (b) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.936 (a) 0.913 (ab) 0.892 (a) + Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated 0.381 (c) 0.352 (d) 0.327 (d) Control Un inoculated 0.297 (d) 0.264 (e) 0.259 (e) control In a column, means followed by same letter are not significantly different at the 5 per cent level by DMRT Table 2. Effect of azoxystrobin, chaetoglobosin and metalaxyl on polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity in potato plants inoculated with P. infestans Treatment Absorbance at 495hm [min.sup.-1] [g.sup.-1] at different intervals (d) 0 1 3 Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.282 (b) 0.586 (b) 0.642 (b) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% 0.296 (b) 0.684 (a) 0.797 (a) Metalaxyl 0.2% 0.326 (a) 0.369 (d) 0.643 (b) Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.294 (b) 0.642 (a) 0.802 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 0.220 (c) 0.462 (c) 0.752 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.287 (b) 0.496 (c) 0.684 (b) Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated Control 0.242 (c) 0.294 (e) 0.300 (c) Un inoculated 0.284 (b) 0.289 (e) 0.297 (c) control Treatment Absorbance at 495hm [min.sup.-1] [g.sup.-1] at different intervals (d) 5 7 9 Azoxystrobin 0.2% 0.751 (b) 0.746 (b) 0.725 (b) (c) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% 0.802 (b) 0.786 (b) 0.719 (c) Metalaxyl 0.2% 0.791 (b) 0.722 (b) 0.653 (d) Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.902 (a) 0.906 (a) 0.898 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 0.914 (a) 0.910 (a) 0.739 (b) (c) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.891 (a) 0.865 (a) 0.783 (b) Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated Control 0.492 (c) 0.427 (c) 0.301 (e) Un inoculated 0.212 (d) 0.206 (d) 0.193 (f) control Mean of three replications In a column, means followed by same letter are not significantly different at the 5 per cent level by DMRT Table 3. Effect of azoxystrobin, chaetoglobosin and metalaxyl on catalase activity in potato plants inoculated with P. infestans Treatment changes in absorbance at 240 nm [min.sup.-1] [g.sup.-1] at different intervals (d) 0 1 3 Azoxystrobin @ 0.2% 0.562 (bc) 0.815 (a) 0.867 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% 0.558 (bc) 0.647 (c) 0.781 (b) Metalaxyl 0.2% 0.517 (bcd) 0.574 (d) 0.698 (c) Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.498 (d) 0.693 (bc) 0.924 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 0.569 (b) 0.672 (bc) 0.791 (b) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.621 (a) 0.718 (b) 0.787 (b) Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated Control 0.531 (bcd) 0.565 (d) 0.572 (d) Un inoculated control 0.516 (cd) 0.532 (d) 0.543 (d) Treatment changes in absorbance at 240 nm [min.sup.-1] [g.sup.-1] at different intervals (d) 5 7 9 Azoxystrobin @ 0.2% 0.891 (b) 0.836 (bc) 0.814 (b) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% 0.801 (c) 0.769 (c) 0.652 (d) Metalaxyl 0.2% 0.799 (c) 0.782 (c) 0.676 (cd) Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 1.138 (a) 1.119 (a) 1.042 (a) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 0.883 (b) 0.865 (b) 0.721 (c) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 0.896 (b) 0.841 (bc) 0.803 (b) Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated Control 0.581 (d) 0.551 (d) 0.544 (e) Un inoculated control 0.568 (d) 0.534 (d) 0.521 (e) Mean of three replications In a column, means followed by same letter are not significantly different at the 5 per cent level by DMRT Table 4. Effect of azoxystrobin, chaetoglobosin and metalaxylon superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in potato plants inoculated with P. infestans Treatment Unit / min / g of sample at 560 nm in different intervals (d) 0 1 3 Azoxystrobin 0.2% 4.03 (ab) 4 74 (bc) 6.15 (bc) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% 3.85 (abc) 4.91 (b) 5.67 (c) Metalaxyl 0.2% 3.98 (abc) 4.37 (c) 4.90 (d) Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 3.64 (c) 5.72 (a) 6.58 (ab) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 4.16 (a) 4.84 (b) 6.03 (c) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 3.69 (bc) 5.02 (b) 6.69 (a) Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated Control 3.68 (bc) 3.59 (d) 3.71 (e) Un inoculated 2.84 (d) 2.95 (e) 2.77 (f) control Treatment Unit / min / g of sample at 560 nm in different intervals (d) 5 7 9 Azoxystrobin 0.2% 6.89 (b) 6.73 (c) 6.58 (c) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% 6.36 (bc) 6.07 (d) 5.94 (d) Metalaxyl 0.2% 5.87 (c) 5.96 (d) 5.81 (d) Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 8.24 (a) 8.06 (ab) 7.72 (ab) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Metalaxyl 0.2% + 7.98 (a) 7.54 (b) 7.19 (b) Chaetoglobosin 0.2% Azoxystrobin 0.2% + 8.30 (a) 8.13 (a) 8.01 (a) Metalaxyl 0.2% Inoculated Control 3.70 (d) 3.68 (e) 3.69 (e) Un inoculated 2.63 (e) 2.61 (f) 2.55 (f) control Mean of three replications In a column, means followed by same letter are not significantly different at the 5 per cent level by DMRT
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