Identification of cotton pr-proteins exhibiting 1,3-β-glucanase and chitinase activity

Research paper by V. V. Maksimov, E. M. Sultanova, I. A. Arzanova, V. V. Uzbekov, O. N. Veshkurova, Sh. I. Salikhov

Indexed on: 08 Jul '09Published on: 08 Jul '09Published in: Chemistry of Natural Compounds


The biosynthesis and spectrum of PR-proteins isolated from leaves of eight cotton varieties that were affected by Verticillium dahliae were studied. It was shown that 1,3-β-glucanase, chitinase, and catalase activity increased in response to the pathogen. 1,3-β-Glucanase, three of its isoforms, and chitinase were isolated.