The function of trehalose biosynthesis in plants.

@article{Wingler2002TheFO,
  title={The function of trehalose biosynthesis in plants.},
  author={Astrid Wingler},
  journal={Phytochemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={437-40}
}
Trehalose (alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-1,1-alpha-D-glucopyranoside) occurs in a large variety of organisms, ranging from bacteria to invertebrate animals, where it serves as an energy source or stress protectant. Until recently, only few plant species, mainly desiccation-tolerant 'resurrection' plants, were considered to synthesise trehalose. Instead of trehalose, most other plants species accumulate sucrose as major transport sugar and during stress. The ability to synthesize sucrose has probably… CONTINUE READING

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