Identification of defensin-encoding genes of <it>Picea glauca</it>: characterization of PgD5, a conserved spruce defensin with strong antifungal activity

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Plant defensins represent a major innate immune protein superfamily that displays strong inhibitory effects on filamentous fungi. The total number of plant defensins in a conifer species is unknown since there are no sequenced conife...

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Main Authors: Picart Pere, Pirttilä Anna, Raventos Dora, Kristensen Hans-Henrik, Sahl Hans-Georg
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2012-10-01
Series:BMC Plant Biology
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