Isolation and characterization of plant genes coding for acetolactate synthase, the target enzyme for two classes of herbicides.

@article{Mazur1987IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of plant genes coding for acetolactate synthase, the target enzyme for two classes of herbicides.},
  author={Barbara J. Mazur and C F Chui and Jodee K. Smith},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={1110-7}
}
Acetolactate synthase (ALS) is the first common enzyme in the biosynthetic pathways to valine, isoleucine, and leucine. It is the target of two structurally unrelated classes of herbicides, the sulfonylureas and the imidazolinones. Genomic clones encoding ALS have been isolated from the higher plants Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana tabacum, using a yeast ALS gene as a heterologous hybridization probe. Clones were positively identified by the homology of their deduced amino acid sequences… CONTINUE READING
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