BIOCHEMICAL ASPECTS OF THE EPS OF ERWINIA AMYLOVORA II. THE EFFECT OF THE EPS ON OXIDATIVE ENZYMES AND BACTERIAL DEVELOPMENT IN LEAVES OF CYDONIA VULGARIS
In a further experiment, bacterial development in the initial stage of infection was inhibited in EPS-pretreated leaves compared with leaves only inoculated with bacteria. Thus, EPS appears to have a stabilizing effect on host cell structure in the initial development of the disease and to counteract an early tissue destruction like a hypersensitivity reaction.
The full results of the above experiments will be published elsewhere.