Bioinformatics-coupled molecular approaches for unravelling potential antimicrobial peptides coding genes in Brazilian native and crop plant species.

@article{PestanaCalsa2010BioinformaticscoupledMA,
  title={Bioinformatics-coupled molecular approaches for unravelling potential antimicrobial peptides coding genes in Brazilian native and crop plant species.},
  author={Maria Clara Pestana-Calsa and Isadora L A C Ribeiro and Terc{\'i}lio Calsa},
  journal={Current protein & peptide science},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          199-209
        }
}
As eukaryotes, plants include in innate defense antimicrobial peptides (AMP), usually small cysteine or glycine-rich peptides effective against a wide range of pathogens. The main classes of AMPs are represented by alpha/beta-defensins, lipid-transfer proteins, thionins, cyclotides, snakins and hevein-like, according to amino acid sequence homology. In spite of increasing number of described AMPs from plants, last decade advances in methodologies for gene expression and the huge amounts of… CONTINUE READING