Tentacles of in vitro-grown round-leaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.) show induction of chitinase activity upon mimicking the presence of prey

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Matusikova, I. ; Salaj, J. ; Moravcikova, J. ; Mlynarova, L. ; Nap, J.P.H. ; Libantova, J. (2005)
  • Subject: polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis | nutrition | secretion | leaves | plants | enzymes | dionaea-muscipula ellis | insects
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi

Induction of plant-derived chitinases in the leaves of a carnivorous plant was demonstrated using aseptically grown round-leaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.). The presence of insect prey was mimicked by placing the chemical inducers gelatine, salicylic acid and crusta... View more
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