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- Dowd, Patrick F.; Naumann, Todd A.; Price, Neil P.J.; Johnson, Eric T.
- Agri Gene 2017
- Fusarium graminearum; Zea mays; alleles; antifungal properties; callus; chitin; chitinase; corn; corn ears; decay fungi; disease resistance; ear rot; enzyme activity; filling period; genetically modified organisms; glucosamine; messenger RNA; miconazole; nucleotide sequences; pathogens; proteinases; resistance genes; seeds; yeasts
- ... Chitinases are thought to play a role in plant resistance to pathogens, but the extent of this role is unknown. The gene for a maize (Zea mays) chitinase “chitinase 2” previously reported to be induced by two ear rot pathogens in one maize inbred, was cloned from mRNA isolated from milk stage kernels of several different inbreds reported to be susceptible or resistant to ear rot pathogens. The chi ...