Wound-Regulated Synthesis and Compartmentation of Proteinase Inhibitors in Plant Leaves

  • C. A. Ryan
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 63)


The loss of agricultural crops because of plant pests is enormous. Estimates have been presented that over 30% of the potential yield of many crops is lost, either in the field or in storage, due to pest attacks. The recovery of even 5–10% of these losses could have major impacts on the political, social and economic aspects of food production in both developed and underdeveloped nations.


Tomato Plant Central Vacuole Pectic Substance Citrus Pectin Pest Attack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biological Chemistry and Program in Biochemistry and BiophysicsWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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