Functional roles of melatonin in plants, and perspectives in nutritional and agricultural science.

@article{Tan2012FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional roles of melatonin in plants, and perspectives in nutritional and agricultural science.},
  author={Dun‐xian Tan and R{\"u}diger Hardeland and Lucien C. Manchester and Ahmet Şeref Korkmaz and Shuran Ma and Sergio A. Rosales-Corral and Russel Joseph Reiter},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          577-97
        }
}
The presence of melatonin in plants is universal. Evidence has confirmed that a major portion of the melatonin is synthesized by plants themselves even though a homologue of the classic arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase (AANAT) has not been identified as yet in plants. Thus, the serotonin N-acetylating enzyme in plants may differ greatly from the animal AANAT with regard to sequence and structure. This would imply multiple evolutionary origins of enzymes with these catalytic properties. A… Expand
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