Plant Peptides

  • C. F. Higgins
  • J. W. Payne
Part of the Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology book series (PLANT, volume 14 / A)


Despite many early reports of peptide-like compounds in plant tissues (for reviews of these early studies see, Bricas and Fromageot 1953, Synge 1959, 1968, Waley 1966), this class of compounds has received little attention in recent years. Indeed, the most recent review of the subject was published over 10 years ago (SYNGE 1968). The information pertaining to plant peptides is widely scattered in the literature and an exhaustive coverage will not be attempted here. Rather, a general survey will be made to illustrate the types of peptide found in plant tissues and to allow consideration of their possible functions. In addition, some speculations will be offered on possible roles which peptides might serve in plant cells, in the hope of stimulating greater consideration of this relatively neglected group of compounds.


Glutathione Reductase Peptide Transport Peptide Pool Barley Grain Free Amino Acid Pool 
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