Plant defensins

  title={Plant defensins},
  author={B. Thomma and B. Cammue and K. Thevissen},
  • B. Thomma, B. Cammue, K. Thevissen
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Planta
  • Abstract. Plant defensins are small, basic peptides that have a characteristic three-dimensional folding pattern that is stabilized by eight disulfide-linked cysteines. They are termed plant defensins because they are structurally related to defensins found in other types of organism, including humans. To date, sequences of more than 80 different plant defensin genes from different plant species are available. In Arabidopsis thaliana, at least 13 putative plant defensin genes (PDF) are present… CONTINUE READING
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