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Overexpression and evaluation of an antimicrobial peptide from Heuchera sanguinea (Hs-AFP1) for inhibition of fungal pathogens in transgenic tabacco
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Seed germination is the most vulnerable time in a plant's life cycle, since the thick protective seed coat ruptures and the moist and humid soil environment not only favours seed germination, but also ...
Vv-AMP1, a ripening induced peptide from Vitis vinifera shows strong antifungal activity
(BioMed Central, 2008-07)
Background: Latest research shows that small antimicrobial peptides play a role in the innate defense system of plants. These peptides typically contribute to preformed defense by developing protective barriers around ...
Isolation and characterization of antifungal peptides from plants
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Over the last decade research has shown the importance of small antimicrobial peptides in the innate immunity of plants. These peptides do not only play a critical role in the multilayered defense systems ...
Four plant defensins from an indigenous South African Brassicaceae species display divergent activities against two test pathogens despite high sequence similarity in the encoding genes
(BioMed Central, 2011-10)
Abstract Background Plant defensins are an important component of the innate defence system of plants where they form protective antimicrobial barriers between tissue types of plant organs as well as around seeds. These ...