Mammalian pro-apoptotic bax gene enhances tobacco resistance to pathogens

  title={Mammalian pro-apoptotic bax gene enhances tobacco resistance to pathogens},
  author={Dong Suomeng and Zhang Zhengguang and Zheng Xiaobo and Wang Yuanchao},
  journal={Plant Cell Reports},
Emerging evidence suggests that plants and animals may share certain biochemical commonalities in apoptosis, or programmed cell death (PCD) pathways, though plants lack key animal apoptosis related genes. In plants, PCD has many important functions including a role in immunity and resistance to pathogen infection. In this study, a rice phenylalanine ammonia-lyase promoter is used to regulate the expression of the mouse pro-apoptotic bax gene in transgenic tobacco plants. Ectopic expression of… CONTINUE READING


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