Betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase in plants

Fitzgerald, T. L., Waters, D. L. E. and Henry, R. J. (2009) Betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase in plants. Plant Biology, 11 2: 119-130. doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2008.00161.x

Author Fitzgerald, T. L.
Waters, D. L. E.
Henry, R. J.
Title Betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase in plants
Journal name Plant Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1435-8603
Publication date 2009-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1438-8677.2008.00161.x
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 119
End page 130
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Plant betaine aldehyde dehydrogenases (BADHs) have been the target of substantial research, especially during the last 20 years. Initial characterisation of BADH as an enzyme involved in the production of glycine betaine (GB) has led to detailed studies of the role of BADH in the response of plants to abiotic stress in vivo, and the potential for transgenic expression of BADH to improve abiotic stress tolerance. These studies have, in turn, yielded significant information regarding BADH and GB function. Recent research has identified the potential for BADH as an antibiotic-free marker for selection of transgenic plants, and a major role for BADH in 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline-based fragrance associated with jasmine and basmati style aromatic rice varieties.
Keyword Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Antibiotic-free Selection
Genetic Engineering
Glycine Betaine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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