Key words Chloroperoxidase
Reactive oxygen species
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract Transgenic tobacco plants producing chloroperoxidase (CPO-P), encoded by a novel gene from Pseudomonas pyrrocinia, were obtained by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Successful transformation was shown by PCR, Southern, northern and western blot analyses, and assays of CPO-P enzyme activity. Extracts from plants transformed with the CPO-P gene significantly reduced Aspergillus flavus colonies by up to 100% compared with extracts from control plants transformed with pBI121. Compared with controls, the transformed plants showed increased disease resistance in planta against a fungal pathogen, Colletotrichum destructivum, the causal agent of tobacco anthracnose.
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