mutant lines have decreased resistance to spray inoculated
. Soil-grown four-week old plants were used to evaluate pathogen tolerance. In each experiment, three plants/line and three leaves/plant were used to check phenotype and to measure the bacterial concentration. All the experiments were repeated at least 4 times with similar results. The results are shown as means ± SE. (*P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; two-tailed t test). A) Phenotype of four week old wild-type Col-0 and max2 mutants after P.syringae infection with the concentration of 1x107 cfu/ml. Picture was taken 5 days post inoculation. Upper row shows non-treated plants and lower row P. syringae infected plants. B) Growth of P. syringae in planta was calculated at 0, 4, 8, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h after inoculation. C) Phenotype of max2 mutant lines after infection with P.carotovorum. Picture was taken 2 days post inoculation. D) Growth of P. carotovorum in planta 0, 6, 24 and 48 h after infection.