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The use of mutants and transgenic plants to study amino acid metabolism.

Lea, P. J. and Forde, B. G. (1994) The use of mutants and transgenic plants to study amino acid metabolism. Plant Cell and Environment, 17 (5). pp. 541-556.

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Abstract

Mutants of higher plants with alterations in amino acid metabolism have now been available for 20 years. Following the realization that at least four distinct classes of herbicides (phosphinothricins, glyphosates, imidazolinones and sulphonylureas) act by the inhibition of amino acid biosynthesis, mutants resistant to the herbicides have also been obtained. More recently, transgenic plants containing altered levels of enzymes of amino acid biosynthesis have been constructed. In this article, we have attempted to review several areas of amino acid biosynthesis including ammonia assimilation, the aspartate pathway, branched chain amino acids, aromatic amino acids and proline.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Plant Cell and Environment
Uncontrolled Keywords: amino acid biosynthesis • herbicides • higher plants • metabolism • mutants • transgenic plants
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22476
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2009 09:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:01
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22476

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