What is it about?

Flavonoids are known antioxidants, and possess disease-deterrence properties for humans. When plants are under attack by different pathogens, flavonoids are the ultimate chemicals to protect the invasion. Hence, the concentrations of these metabolites changes based on the degree of attack. The invading pathogens even initiate the synthesis of new flavonoids. Taking some of the most common plants, this chapter reviews the change in flavonoids following attack by pathogens.

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Why is it important?

The world’s food supply system is in disarray since its production is challenged by heatwaves, floods, droughts and wars. With these, development of improved cultivars has become the ultimate goal of many researchers. This chapter provides a highlight on the points to consider during the development of disease resistant plants.


This review will initiate several research ideas and lay foundations for molecular level investigations.

Kebede Taye Desta
Rural Development Administration, National Agrobiodiversity Center

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This page is a summary of: Flavonoid Variations in Pathogen-Infected Plants, November 2016, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/9781681083599116020009.
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