Induction of flowering by inducers of systemic acquired resistance in the Lemna plant

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 Jan;73(1):183-5. doi: 10.1271/bbb.80441. Epub 2009 Jan 7.


In plants, salicylic acid induces both systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and flowering. We found that flower induction in the Lemna species was promoted by reactive oxygen species-generating conditions and SAR inducers. The present paper suggests that SAR in plants and flowering in Lemna share common inducers.

MeSH terms

  • Araceae
  • Flowers / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
  • Immunity / genetics*
  • Reactive Oxygen Species
  • Salicylic Acid / pharmacology*


  • Reactive Oxygen Species
  • Salicylic Acid