Leaf oil body functions as a subcellular factory for the production of a phytoalexin in Arabidopsis.

@article{Shimada2014LeafOB,
  title={Leaf oil body functions as a subcellular factory for the production of a phytoalexin in Arabidopsis.},
  author={Takashi L Shimada and Yoshitaka Takano and Tomoo Shimada and Masayuki Fujiwara and Yoichiro Fukao and Masashi Mori and Yozo Okazaki and Kazuki Saito and Ryosuke Sasaki and Koh Aoki and Ikuko Hara-Nishimura},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={164 1},
  pages={105-18}
}
Oil bodies are intracellular structures present in the seed and leaf cells of many land plants. Seed oil bodies are known to function as storage compartments for lipids. However, the physiological function of leaf oil bodies is unknown. Here, we show that leaf oil bodies function as subcellular factories for the production of a stable phytoalexin in response to fungal infection and senescence. Proteomic analysis of oil bodies prepared from Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) leaves identified… CONTINUE READING