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Compromised disease resistance in saponin-deficient plants.
Saponins are glycosylated plant secondary metabolites found in many major food crops [Price, K. R., Johnson, I. T. & Fenwick, G. R. (1987) CRC Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 26, 27-133]. Because manyExpand
A new class of oxidosqualene cyclases directs synthesis of antimicrobial phytoprotectants in monocots
Many plants synthesize antimicrobial secondary metabolites as part of their normal program of growth and development, often sequestering them in tissues where they may protect against microbialExpand
Genetic polymorphism and taxonomic infrastructure of the Pleurotus eryngii species-complex as determined by RAPD analysis, isozyme profiles and ecomorphological characters.
The Pleurotus eryngii species-complex includes populations of choice edible mushrooms, growing in the greater Mediterranean area in close association with different genera of plants of the familyExpand
A Serine Carboxypeptidase-Like Acyltransferase Is Required for Synthesis of Antimicrobial Compounds and Disease Resistance in Oats[W][OA]
Serine carboxypeptidase-like (SCPL) proteins have recently emerged as a new group of plant acyltransferases. These enzymes share homology with peptidases but lack protease activity and instead areExpand
Genetic Relatedness Among Dioecious Ficus carica L. cultivars by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis, and Evaluation of Agronomic and Morphological Characters
A collection of 64 fig (Ficus carica L.) accessions was characterized through the use of RAPD markers, and results were evaluated in conjunction with morphological and agronomical characters, inExpand
Sad3 and Sad4 Are Required for Saponin Biosynthesis and Root Development in Oat[W]
Avenacins are antimicrobial triterpene glycosides that are produced by oat (Avena) roots. These compounds confer broad-spectrum resistance to soil pathogens. Avenacin A-1, the major avenacin producedExpand
Molecular cloning and characterization of triterpene synthases from Medicago truncatula and Lotus japonicus
Cloning of OSCs required for triterpene synthesis from legume species that are amenable to molecular genetics will provide tools to address the importance of triterpenes and their derivatives duringExpand
Phaseolus ENOD40 is involved in symbiotic and non-symbiotic organogenetic processes: expression during nodule and lateral root development
ENOD40 is an early nodulin gene, recently isolated from legume species forming nodules either after Rhizobium infection or spontaneously. ENOD40 cDNAs from Phaseolus plants were isolated andExpand
Characterization of the soybean gene GmENOD40-2
The GmENOD40-2 gene was isolated from a soybean genomic library and the nucleotide sequence of a 3 kb EcoRI/HindIII fragment was determined. A 1.7 kb fragment of the GmENOD40-2 promoter region wasExpand