Two differentially regulated class II chitinases from parsley.


Two distinct cDNA clones, PcCHI1 and PcCHI2, with high sequence similarity to plant chitinases were isolated from parsley (Petroselinum crispum), expressed in Escherichia coli, and the encoded proteins functionally identified as endochitinases. Different expression patterns of the corresponding mRNAs and proteins in infected and uninfected parsley plants… (More)