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Cover for Amino acid synthesis under abiotic stress.

Almost all plants have to deal with climatic factors and to develop strategies to adapt their metabolism, which may have been adversely affected, in order to acclimate and survive under these unfavourable growth conditions. Mechanisms of plant stress tolerance involve some changes in gene...

Author(s)
Planchet, E.; Limami, A. M.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural toxins that affect plant amino acid metabolism.

A diverse range of natural compounds interfere with the synthesis and other aspects of amino acid metabolism. Some are amino acid analogues, but most are not. This review covers a number of specific natural phytotoxic compounds by molecular target site. The inhibition of glutamine synthetase is of...

Author(s)
Duke, S. O.; Dayan, F. E.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asparagine synthetase.

Asparagine (Asn) is an amino acid which serves as a carrier and storage form of nitrogen. In this chapter, the history, chemical properties and general role of Asn will be examined, followed by an account of the history of asparagine synthetase (AsnS) research in humans, microbes and plants. The...

Author(s)
Duff, S. M. G.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lewia chlamidosporiformans</i>, a mycoherbicide for control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Euphorbia heterophylla</i>: isolate selection and mass production.

The potential of the fungus Lewia chlamidosporiformans Vieira and Barreto as a biological control agent for wild poinsettia, Euphorbia heterophylla L., a noxious invader of soybean fields in Brazil, is being assessed. One isolate was selected from nine that were tested as being the most aggressive...

Author(s)
Vieira, B. S.; Nechet, K. L.; Barreto, R. W.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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