Laser-Based Methods for Detection of Nitric Oxide in Plants

Julien Mandon, Luis A J Mur, Frans J. M. Harren, Simona M. Cristescu

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Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in plant signaling and in response to various stress conditions. Therefore, real-time measurements of NO production provide better insights into understanding plant processes and can help developing strategies to improve food production and postharvest quality. Using laser-based spectroscopic methods, sensitive, online, in planta measurements of plant-pathogen interactions are possible. This chapter introduces the basic principle of the optical detectors using different laser sources for accurate monitoring of fast dynamic changes of NO production. Several applications are also presented to demonstrate the suitability of these detectors for detection of NO in plants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Nitric Oxide
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsKapuganti Jagadis Gupta
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4939-3600-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4939-3598-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherSpringer New Yor
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • laser
  • optical detection
  • nitric oxide
  • plant-pathogen interaction


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