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Defense-related proteins involved in sugarcane responses to biotic stress

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Author(s):
Thais P. Souza ; Renata O. Dias ; Marcio C. Silva-Filho
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; v. 40, n. 1, p. 360-372, 2017.
Abstract

Abstract Sugarcane is one of the most important agricultural crops in the world. However, pathogen infection and herbivore attack cause constant losses in yield. Plants respond to pathogen infection by inducing the expression of several protein types, such as glucanases, chitinases, thaumatins, peptidase inhibitors, defensins, catalases and glycoproteins. Proteins induced by pathogenesis are directly or indirectly involved in plant defense, leading to pathogen death or inducing other plant defense responses. Several of these proteins are induced in sugarcane by different pathogens or insects and have antifungal or insecticidal activity. In this review, defense-related proteins in sugarcane are described, with their putative mechanisms of action, pathogen targets and biotechnological perspectives. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50275-9 - Deciphering the molecular mechanisms involved in the localization of organelar proteins as well as the complex plant-insect-pathogen interactions
Grantee:Márcio de Castro Silva Filho
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants