Identification and Use of cDNAS of Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase and 4-Coumarate:CoA LIGASE mRNAS in Studies of the Induction of Phytoalexin Biosynthetic Enzymes in Cultured Parsley Cells

  • David N. Kuhn
  • Joseph Chappell
  • Klaus Hahlbrock
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 63)


In the present study, parsley suspension culture cells are treated with a cell wall preparation of Phytophthora megasperma var. glycinia and this interaction is considered as a model system for plant-fungal pathogen interactions with respect to phytoalexin biosynthesis. The relevance of this system for these studies can best be understood by a general discussion of phytoalexins and their biosynthesis in more intensively researched plant families, such as the Leguminosae.


Translation Product Elicitor Treatment Cell Wall Preparation Uninduced Cell Parsley Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • David N. Kuhn
    • 1
  • Joseph Chappell
    • 1
  • Klaus Hahlbrock
    • 1
  1. 1.Biologisches Institut IIUniversität FreiburgFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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