Review in: Pathogenesis-related proteins in plants (1999)

Datta SK, Muthukrishnan S (eds), CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, pp 49-76

Functions and regulation of plant ß-1,3-glucanases (PR-2)

Gerhard Leubner-Metzger and Frederick Meins, Jr.

Friedrich Miescher Institute, Maulbeerstr. 66, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Structural classes of ß-1,3-glucanases and PR-2 nomenclature
  3. Biological functions of ß-1,3-glucanases
    1. Plant reproductive biology
      • Anther ß-1,3-glucanases
      • Stylar ß-1,3-glucanases
      • Endosperm ß-1,3-glucanases
    2. Pathogenesis-related functions
      • In vitro antifungal activity
      • Release of fungal elicitors
      • Enhanced resistance to fungal pathogens resulting from transgene expression
      • Decreased susceptibility to viral disease of ß-1,3-glucanase- deficient plants
  4. Regulation of ß-1,3-glucanase expression
    1. Developmental and hormonal regulation
      • Class I ß-1,3-glucanases
      • Class II and class III ß-1,3-glucanases
    2. Pathogenesis-related regulation
    3. Cis-acting elements
      • Class I ß-1,3-glucanase genes
      • Class II ß-1,3-glucanase genes
    4. Signal transduction and trans-acting factors
  5. Concluding remarks
  6. References

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