THE MYROSINASE-GLUCOSINOLATE SYSTEM, ITS ORGANISATION AND BIOCHEMISTRY
- A. Bones, J. Rossiter
- 1 May 1996
The compartmentalization of the components of the myrosinase-glucosinolate system and the cell-specific expression of theMyrosinases represents a unique plant defence system.
The enzymic and chemically induced decomposition of glucosinolates.
- A. Bones, J. Rossiter
- Computer SciencePhytochemistry
- 1 June 2006
Towards global understanding of plant defence against aphids--timing and dynamics of early Arabidopsis defence responses to cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) attack.
- Anna Kuśnierczyk, P. Winge, Tommy S. Jørstad, Joanna Troczyńska, J. Rossiter, A. Bones
- Environmental SciencePlant, Cell and Environment
- 1 August 2008
A time series-based investigation of Arabidopsis thaliana subjected to attack by a specialist pest of Brassicaceae species, Brevicoryne brassicae, revealed the initiation of extensive gene expression changes already during the first 6 h of infestation.
The ‘mustard oil bomb’: not so easy to assemble?! Localization, expression and distribution of the components of the myrosinase enzyme system
- R. Kissen, J. Rossiter, A. Bones
- BiologyPhytochemistry Reviews
In this review, data from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is compared to that from other glucosinolate-producing Brassicaceae in order to show common as well as divergent features of the ‘mustard oil bomb’ among these species.
Domestic processing of onion bulbs (Allium cepa) and asparagus spears (Asparagus officinalis): effect on flavonol content and antioxidant status.
- D. Makris, J. Rossiter
- Chemistry, MedicineJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
- 14 June 2001
Two commonly consumed plant foods, onion bulbs and asparagus spears, were subjected to typical domestic processing, including chopping, maceration, and boiling, and the consequences of these processes on the antioxidant capacity of the tissues were evaluated with the beta-carotene bleaching method.
Transcriptional responses of Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes with different glucosinolate profiles after attack by polyphagous Myzus persicae and oligophagous Brevicoryne brassicae.
- Anna Kuśnierczyk, P. Winge, Herman Midelfart, W. Armbruster, J. Rossiter, A. Bones
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Experimental Botany
- 1 July 2007
The induction of the jasmonic acid synthesis pathway was strongest in Cvi, while the up-regulation of the indole glucosinolate synthesis pathways was highest in Ler, suggesting a slightly different defence strategy in these two ecotypes.
The cabbage aphid: a walking mustard oil bomb
- E. Kazana, T. Pope, J. Rossiter
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 September 2007
It is demonstrated that aphid myrosinase expression in head/thoracic muscle starts during embryonic development and protein levels continue to accumulate after the nymphs are born, indicating the apparent lack of an effective chemical defence system in adult winged aphids.
Spatial organization of the glucosinolate–myrosinase system in brassica specialist aphids is similar to that of the host plant
- M. Bridges, Alexandra M. E. Jones, J. Rossiter
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 January 2002
It is proposed that death, or damage, to the insect by predators or disease causes disruption of compartmentalized myrosinase, which results in the release of isothiocyanate that acts as a synergist for the alarm pheromone E–β–farnesene.
Characterisation of recombinant epithiospecifier protein and its over-expression in Arabidopsis thaliana.
- M. Zabala, M. Grant, J. Rossiter
- 1 April 2005
Accumulation of Glucosinolates by the Cabbage Aphid Brevicoryne brassicae as a Defense Against Two Coccinellid Species
- C. Pratt, T. Pope, G. Powell, J. Rossiter
- Biology, MedicineJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 13 February 2008
The results indicate that the presence of sinigrin in the diet of B. brassicae makes this aphid unsuitable as a food source for A. bipunctata but not for C. septempunctata, although for this ladybird species, there appear to be costs associated with feeding on aphids that contain this secondary metabolite.