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Whitehead Institute: Building a Roadmap for Salicylic Acid

Nov 23, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The Whitehead Institute issued the following news:

Salicylic acid, which may be best known as a treatment for skin conditions such as acne and warts and in its modified form as aspirin, is a critical plant hormone involved in growth and development as well as regulating plants' immune defenses. Unable to move and evade physical damage or attacks by bacteria and other pathogens, plants respond to these assaults through the biosynthesis of salicylic acid, which in turn controls cascades of o...