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- Bhinu, V.-S.; Schäfer, Ulrike A.; Li, Rong; Huang, Jun; Hannoufa, Abdelali
- Transgenic research 2009 v.18 no.1 pp. 31-44
- Arabidopsis thaliana; Brassica napus; biosynthesis; canola meal; choline; esters; ferulic acid; genes; genetics; leaves; livestock feeds; mutants; seed quality; seeds; sinapine
- ... Arabidopsis thaliana and other members of the Brassicaceae accumulate the hydroxycinnamic acid esters sinapoylmalate in leaves and sinapoylcholine in seeds. Our recent understanding of the phenylpropanoid pathway although complex has enabled us to perturb the sinapine biosynthesis pathway in plants. Sinapine (sinapoylcholine) is the most abundant antinutritional phenolic compound in seeds of cruci ...
- Chaudhuri, Kuntal; Das, Sudripta; Bandyopadhyay, Moumita; Zalar, Andreja; Kollmann, Albert; Jha, Sumita; Tepfer, David
- Transgenic research 2009 v.18 no.1 pp. 121-134
- Arabidopsis thaliana; Calystegia sepium; Convolvulus arvensis; Rhizobium rhizogenes; Tylophora; Withania somnifera; abiotic stress; biomass production; flavonoids; fungi; genes; genetic transformation; jasmonic acid; medicinal plants; pathogens; phenotype; roots; secondary metabolites; stress response; weeds
- ... Plant secondary metabolites, including pharmaceuticals, flavorings and aromas, are often produced in response to stress. We used chemical inducers of the pathogen defense response (jasmonic acid, salicylate, killed fungi, oligosaccharides and the fungal elicitor protein, cryptogein) to increase metabolite and biomass production in transformed root cultures of the medicinal plant, Withania somnifer ...