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Key for Eric’s second case study: First Aid in a Castaway Garden Important elements: Salicylic acid (salicylate) is a plant hormone known to induce a set of “immune system” responses in plants (e.g., tomato), such as systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and hypersensitive response (HR). These and other salicylate-induced changes in plant biochemistry have been shown to
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Unformatted text preview: increase plant resistance to an array of pathogens (bacterial, fungal and viral). Exogenous application of salicylate (the breakdown product of aspirin) has also been shown to induce disease resistance in a similar manner. Aspirin solution could be sprayed on plant foliage or applied to soil around the base of plants....
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