Production and phenotypic analysis of rice transgenics with altered levels of pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase proteins.

@article{Agarwal2007ProductionAP,
  title={Production and phenotypic analysis of rice transgenics with altered levels of pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase proteins.},
  author={Sangeeta Bansal Agarwal and Avnish Kapoor and O. Satya Lakshmi and Anil Grover},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={637-46}
}
Pyruvate decarboxylase (Pdc) and alcohol dehydrogenase (Adh) enzymes are responsible for the operation of ethanolic fermentation pathway that appears to correlate to an extent with anoxia tolerance in plants. This study was undertaken with the objective of (a) analysing the rice pdc gene family and (b) altering the efficacy of the ethanolic fermentation process, through production of transgenic rice plants over- and under-expressing pyruvate decarboxylase (employing Ospdc1 gene from rice) as… CONTINUE READING