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Recommendations on terminology and experimental best practice associated with plant nitric oxide research

Gupta, Kapuganti Jagadis; Hancock, John T.; Petrivalsky, Marek; Kolbert, Zsuzsanna S.; Lindermayr, Christian; Durner, Jorg; Barroso, Juan B.; Manuel Palma, José; Brouquisse, Renaud; Wendehenne, David; Corpas, Francisco J.; John Loake, Gary


Kapuganti Jagadis Gupta

Marek Petrivalsky

Zsuzsanna S. Kolbert

Christian Lindermayr

Jorg Durner

Juan B. Barroso

José Manuel Palma

Renaud Brouquisse

David Wendehenne

Francisco J. Corpas

Gary John Loake


© 2019 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2019 New Phytologist Trust Nitric oxide (NO) emerged as a key signal molecule in plants. During the last two decades impressive progress has been made in plant NO research. This small, redox-active molecule is now known to play an important role in plant immunity, stress responses, environmental interactions, plant growth and development. To more accurately and robustly establish the full spectrum of NO bioactivity in plants, it will be essential to apply methodological best practice. In addition, there are some instances of conflicting nomenclature within the field, which would benefit from standardization. In this context, we attempt to provide some helpful guidance for best practice associated with NO research and also suggestions for the cognate terminology.


Gupta, K. J., Hancock, J. T., Petrivalsky, M., Kolbert, Z. S., Lindermayr, C., Durner, J., …John Loake, G. (2020). Recommendations on terminology and experimental best practice associated with plant nitric oxide research. New Phytologist, 225(5), 1828-1834.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Aug 22, 2019
Online Publication Date Sep 3, 2019
Publication Date 2020-03
Deposit Date Aug 22, 2019
Journal New Phytologist
Print ISSN 0028-646X
Electronic ISSN 1469-8137
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 225
Issue 5
Pages 1828-1834
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