Potential use and perspectives of nitric oxide donors in agriculture

Marvasi, Massimiliano (2017) Potential use and perspectives of nitric oxide donors in agriculture. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97 (4) . pp. 1065-1072. ISSN 0022-5142 [Article] (doi:10.1002/jsfa.8117)


Nitric oxide (NO) has emerged in the last 30 years as a key molecule involved in many physiological processes in plants, animals and bacteria. Current research has shown that NO can be delivered via donor molecules. In such cases, the NO release rate is dependent on the chemical structure of the donor itself and on the chemical environment. Despite NO's powerful signaling effect in plants and animals, the application of NO donors in agriculture is currently not implemented and research remains mainly at the experimental level. Technological development in the field of NO donors is rapidly expanding in scope to include controlling seed germination, plant development, ripening and increasing shelf‐life of produce. Potential applications in animal production have also been identified. This concise review focuses on the use of donors that have shown potential biotechnological applications in agriculture. Insights are provided into (i) the role of donors in plant production, (ii) the potential use of donors in animal production and (iii) future approaches to explore the use and applications of donors for the benefit of agriculture. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Biotechnology, Agronomy and Crop Science, Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 24808
Depositing User: Jisc Publications Router
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 09:31
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2022 03:54
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24808

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