Pathogen-induced expression of a cecropin A-melittin antimicrobial peptide gene confers antifungal resistance in transgenic tobacco.

@article{Yevtushenko2005PathogeninducedEO,
  title={Pathogen-induced expression of a cecropin A-melittin antimicrobial peptide gene confers antifungal resistance in transgenic tobacco.},
  author={Dmytro P Yevtushenko and Rafael Romero and Benjamin S. Forward and Robert E. W. Hancock and William W. Kay and Santosh Misra},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 416},
  pages={1685-95}
}
Expression of defensive genes from a promoter that is specifically activated in response to pathogen invasion is highly desirable for engineering disease-resistant plants. A plant transformation vector was constructed with transcriptional fusion between the pathogen-responsive win3.12T promoter from poplar and the gene encoding the novel cecropin A-melittin hybrid peptide (CEMA) with strong antimicrobial activity. This promoter-transgene combination was evaluated in transgenic tobacco… CONTINUE READING

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