Alterations in lignin content and phenylpropanoids pathway in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) tissues affected by brittle leaf disease.

@article{Saidi2013AlterationsIL,
  title={Alterations in lignin content and phenylpropanoids pathway in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) tissues affected by brittle leaf disease.},
  author={Mohammed Najib Saidi and Donia Bouaziz and In{\'e}s Hammami and Ahmed Namsi and Noureddine Drira and Radhia Gargouri-Bouzid},
  journal={Plant science : an international journal of experimental plant biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={211},
  pages={8-16}
}
Brittle leaf disease or Maladie de la Feuille Cassante (MFC) is a lethal disorder of date palm that has assumed epidemic proportions in the oases of Tunisia and Algeria. No pathogen could ever be associated with the disease, while leaflets of affected palms have been previously shown to be deficient in manganese. The work reported here aims to understand the biochemical basis of the date palm response to this disorder. Since the typical disease symptom is the leaf fragility, we have… CONTINUE READING