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Mechanism of plant growth promotion and disease suppression by chitosan biopolymer


Chakraborty, M and Hasanuzzaman, M and Rahman, M and Khan, MAR and Bhowmik, P and Mahmud, NU and Tanveer, M and Islam, T, Mechanism of plant growth promotion and disease suppression by chitosan biopolymer, Agriculture, 10, (12) Article 624. ISSN 2077-0472 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3390/agriculture10120624


The chitosan (CHT) biopolymer is a de-acetylated chitin derivative that exists in the outer shell of shrimp, shellfish, lobster or crabs, as well as fungal cell walls. Because of its biodegradability, environmental non-toxicity, and biocompatibility, it is an ideal resource for sustainable agriculture. The CHT emerged as a promising agent used as a plant growth promoter and also as an antimicrobial agent. It induces plant growth by influencing plant physiological processes like nutrient uptake, cell division, cell elongation, enzymatic activation and synthesis of protein that can eventually lead to increased yield. It also acts as a catalyst to inhibit the growth of plant pathogens, and alter plant defense responses by triggering multiple useful metabolic pathways. This review emphasizes the role and mechanisms of CHT as a plant growth promoter and disease suppressor, and its future implications in agriculture.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
UTAS Author:Tanveer, M (Mr Mohsin Tanveer)
ID Code:151478
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2022-07-30
Last Modified:2022-07-30

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