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Structure and Function of Complex Carbohydrates Active in Regulating the Interactions of Plants and Their Pests

  • Peter Albersheim
  • Michael McNeil
  • Alan G. Darvill
  • Barbara S. Valent
  • Michael G. Hahn
  • Borre K. Robertsen
  • Per Åman
Part of the Recent Advances in Phytochemistry book series (RAPT, volume 15)

Abstract

Our laboratory has recently come to realize that complex carbohydrates of higher plants, fungi, and bacteria can act as regulatory molecules, that is, as molecules which in minute quantities alter the metabolism of receptive cells by causing the synthesis of specific proteins. It is not surprising that these structurally complex and exquisitely specific molecules can possess regulatory properties, as many diverse classes of molecules including glycoproteins, proteins, peptides, steroids and a variety of smaller molecules such as epinephrine, indoleacetic acid, gibberellic acid, cytokinins, and even ethylene, are known to possess regulatory properties.

Keywords

Soybean Cultivar Regulatory Molecule Complex Carbohydrate Avirulence Gene Acidic Polysaccharide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Albersheim
    • 1
  • Michael McNeil
    • 1
  • Alan G. Darvill
    • 1
  • Barbara S. Valent
    • 1
  • Michael G. Hahn
    • 1
  • Borre K. Robertsen
    • 1
  • Per Åman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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