Phytolectins: natural molecules with immense biotechnological potential.

Abstract

Lectins are structurally diverse, carbohydrate binding proteins that bind reversibly to specific mono- or oligosaccharides. Their abundance in the plant kingdom suggest that they have diverse roles to perform. They serve as recognition factor between symbiotic nitrogen fixing bacteria and host plants, as a deterrent to phytopathogens like fungi, insects… (More)

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