Plants ectopically expressing the ironbinding protein, ferritin, are tolerant to oxidative damage and pathogens

@article{Dek1999PlantsEE,
  title={Plants ectopically expressing the ironbinding protein, ferritin, are tolerant to oxidative damage and pathogens},
  author={M{\'a}ria De{\'a}k and G{\'a}bor V. Horv{\'a}th and Sholpan Davletova and Katalin T{\"o}r{\"o}k and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Sass and Imre Vass and Bal{\'a}zs Barna and Zolt{\'a}n Kir{\'a}ly and D{\'e}nes Dudits},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17},
  pages={192-196}
}
Transgenic tobacco plants that synthesize alfalfa ferritin in vegetative tissues—either in its processed form in chloroplasts or in the cytoplasmic nonprocessed form—retained photosynthetic function upon free radical toxicity generated by iron excess or paraquat treatment. Progeny of transgenic plants accumulating ferritin in their leaves exhibited tolerance to necrotic damage caused by viral (tobacco necrosis virus) and fungal (Alternaria alternata, Botrytis cinerea) infections. These… CONTINUE READING