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1 April 2010 Glucosinolate Breakdown in Arabidopsis: Mechanism, Regulation and Biological Significance
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Glucosinolates are a group of thioglucosides in plants of the Brassicales order. Together with their hydrolytic enzymes, the myrosinases, they constitute the ‘mustard oil bomb’ involved in plant defense. Here we summarize recent studies in Arabidopsis that have provided molecular evidence that the glucosinolate-myrosinase system is much more than a ‘two-component defense system,’ and started to unravel the roles of different glucosinolate breakdown pathways in the context of plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses.

© 2010 American Society of Plant Biologists
Ute Wittstock and Meike Burow "Glucosinolate Breakdown in Arabidopsis: Mechanism, Regulation and Biological Significance," The Arabidopsis Book 2010(8), (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1199/tab.0134
Published: 1 April 2010
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