Overexpression of glutathione synthetase in indian mustard enhances cadmium accumulation and tolerance

@article{LiangZhu1999OverexpressionOG,
  title={Overexpression of glutathione synthetase in indian mustard enhances cadmium accumulation and tolerance},
  author={Y LiangZhu and Pilon-Smits and Jouanin and Terry},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={73-80}
}
An important pathway by which plants detoxify heavy metals is through sequestration with heavy-metal-binding peptides called phytochelatins or their precursor, glutathione. To identify limiting factors for heavy-metal accumulation and tolerance, and to develop transgenic plants with an increased capacity to accumulate and/or tolerate heavy metals, the Escherichia coli gshII gene encoding glutathione synthetase (GS) was overexpressed in the cytosol of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea). The… CONTINUE READING
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