Resistance to an herbivore through engineered cyanogenic glucoside synthesis

Tattersall, David B., Bak, Soren, Jones, Patrik R., Olsen, Carl Erik, Nielsen, Jens K., Hansen, Mads L., Høj, Peter B. and Moller, Birger Lindberg (2001) Resistance to an herbivore through engineered cyanogenic glucoside synthesis. Science, 293 5536: 1826-1828. doi:10.1126/science.1062249

Author Tattersall, David B.
Bak, Soren
Jones, Patrik R.
Olsen, Carl Erik
Nielsen, Jens K.
Hansen, Mads L.
Høj, Peter B.
Moller, Birger Lindberg
Title Resistance to an herbivore through engineered cyanogenic glucoside synthesis
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2001-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1062249
Volume 293
Issue 5536
Start page 1826
End page 1828
Total pages 3
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Language eng
Abstract The entire pathway for synthesis of the tyrosine-derived cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin has been transferred from Sorghum bicolor to Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we document that genetically engineered plants are able to synthesize and store large amounts of new natural products. The presence of dhurrin in the transgenic A. thaliana plants confers resistance to the flea beetle Phyllotreta nemorum, which is a natural pest of other members of the crucifer group, demonstrating the potential utility of cyanogenic glucosides in plant defense.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Office of the Vice-Chancellor
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