Mikrobiol. Z. 2020; 82(6):13-22.
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/microbiolj82.06.013

The Impact of Biopreparations and Phytopathogenic Bacteria of the Pseudomonas Genus
on L-Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase Activity in Soybean and Lupine Plants

L.A. Dankevych1, N.O. Leonova1, G.O. Iutynska1, A.V. Kalinichenko2

1Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, NAS of Ukraine
154 Akad. Zabolotny Str., Kyiv, 03143, Ukraine

2University of Opole
1/3 Dmowskiego Str., Opole, 45-365, Poland

It is known that plant protection against diseases is based mainly on the use of pesticides. These chemicals or their degradation products have a detrimental effect on the environment and human health. Due to this, the search for methods of plant protection that are safe for the environment is becoming increasingly popular. Induction of plant resistance to disease is one of the promising non-chemical ways of protection, in which plant enzymes play a key role. It was shown that in response to pathogen invasion, plants enhance protective properties by inducing the activity of a wide range of enzymes that slow the spread of infection, in particular: peroxidases, β-1,3-glucanases, chitinases, polyphenol oxidases and L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL). The aim of the research was to study the change in PAL activity in soybean and lupine plants under conditions of artificial infection with some phytopathogenic bacteria of the Pseudomonas genus and under the action of Ecovital and EPAA-M biological preparations. Methods. PAL activity was determined spectrophotometrically. Changes of soybean (Glycine max) and lupine (Lupinus luteus L.) plants resistance to diseases caused by bacteria of the Pseudomonas genus were evaluated using phytopathological methods. Statistical processing of the research results was performed using MS Excel computer program with Student’s t-test and estimation of least significant difference (LSD). Results. It was found that under conditions of soybean and lupine plants infection with phytopathogenic bacteria of the Pseudomonas genus on the background of pre-sowing seed treatment with Ekovital and EPAA-M biological preparations, composition based on them and synthetic standard – salicylic acid a significant increase in FAL activity in the aboveground and the degree of infectious roots – reducing of plants with pathogens was observed. It has been established that the growth of PAL activity under the condition of infection with phytopathogenic bacteria of the Pseudomonas genus occurs after 2–6 h and lasts up to 7 days from the moment of phytopathogen invasion into the plant. The most increasing of PAL activity was after treatment of seeds with Ecovital and EPAA-M composition – by 38.1–73.3% (Lupinus luteus L.) and 60.4–110% (Glycine max) compared to the control. Treatment with the composition of biological products also helped to reduce the degree of plant damage. PAL activity increasing and reducing the area of soybean and lupine leaves affected surface can indicate the induction of protective reactions in plants. Conclusions. The use of the composition of EPAA-M with the microbial preparation Ecovital contribute to the increase of PAL activity and the formation of resistance to phytopathogenic bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas in Glycine max and Lupinus luteus L. plants.

Keywords: L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase activity, phytopathogenic bacteria of the Pseudomonas genus, degree of damage, plant resistance.

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