The effect of presowing treatment of wheat seeds by exogenous wheat lectin on endogenous activity of lectin as well as on RNA content in vegetative organs of wheat was investigated. The variability of lectin activity in the seedling and leaves of wheat plants was obtained. Both endogenous activity of lectin and RNA amount increase under the effect of exogenous lectin. This effect was partially inhibited by the hapten of the wheat lectin. The possibility of induction of modifications in both endogenous lectin pool and functional activity of plant genome by exogenous lectin is under discussion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Ukrain'skyi Biokhimichnyi Zhurnal|
|State||Published - Oct 27 2005|
- Lectin activity