Use and perspectives of nitric oxide donors in agriculture


Marvasi, M. 2017. Use and perspectives of nitric oxide donors in agriculture. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 97 (4), pp. 1065-1072.
TitleUse and perspectives of nitric oxide donors in agriculture
AuthorsMarvasi, M.

[Mini-review] 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

JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Publication dates
Online02 Dec 2016
Print15 Mar 2017
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Deposited11 Dec 2017
Accepted25 Oct 2016
Output statusPublished
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Marvasi, M. (2017), Potential use and perspectives of nitric oxide donors in agriculture. J. Sci. Food Agric., 97: 1065–1072. doi:10.1002/jsfa.8117, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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