Effect of exogenous specific lectin on lectin activity in the wheat seedlings and leaves

O. V. Kyrychenko, O. M. Tishchenko

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalUkrain'skyi Biokhimichnyi Zhurnal
Volume77
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 27 2005

Keywords

  • Hapten
  • Leaves
  • Lectin
  • Lectin activity
  • RNA
  • Seedling
  • Wheat

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