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Title: Bemisia tabaci feeding induces pathogenesis-related proteins in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)
Authors: Antony, Binu
Palaniswami, M S
Keywords: Bemisia tabaci;Pathogenesis-related proteins;Cassava
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Cassava (Manihot esculenta Cranzts) plants fed upon by whitefly Bemisia tabaci showed increased levels of pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins, such as β-1, 3-glucanase, peroxidase and chitinase activities, as compared to uninfested plants. The enzymes increased in specific activities from 2 to 7 fold and protein content in leaf extracts decreased in whitefly-infested plants, compared to uninfested plants. Among the three PR proteins, B. tabaci feeding induced significantly higher β-1, 3-glucanase activities, when compared with other two PR proteins. Study also discussed the possible application of PR proteins in whitefly control program.
Page(s): 182-185
ISSN: 0301-1208
Appears in Collections:IJBB Vol.43(3) [June 2006]

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