Characterization of a stamen-specific cDNA encoding a novel plant defensin in Chinese cabbage

@article{Park2002CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a stamen-specific cDNA encoding a novel plant defensin in Chinese cabbage},
  author={Hyeong Cheol Park and Yun Hwan Kang and Hyun Jin Chun and Ja Choon Koo and Yong Hwa Cheong and Cha Young Kim and Min Chul Kim and Woo Sik Chung and Jong Cheol Kim and Jae Hyuk Yoo and Yoon Duck Koo and Sung Chul Koo and Chae Oh Lim and Sang Yeol Lee and Moo Je Cho},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={50},
  pages={57-68}
}
We isolated a stamen-specific cDNA, BSD1 (Brassica stamen specific plant defensin 1) that encodes a novel plant defensin peptide in Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris L. ssp. pekinensis). Plant defensins are antimicrobial peptides containing eight highly conserved cysteine residues linked by disulfide bridges. In BSD1, the eight cysteine residues and a glutamate residue at position 29 are conserved whereas other amino acid residues of the plant defensins consensus sequence are substituted… CONTINUE READING

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