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Georg Jander Featured in The Plant Cell

by | Nov 1, 2011

Georg JanderDr. Jander’s work identifies the nonprotein amino acid N?-acetylornithine and an acetyltransferase that synthesizes it in Arabidopsis thaliana, thus revealing a new methyl jasmonate-inducible defense response. It demonstrates that the genomic resources available for Arabidopsis make it relatively easy to move from a identifying a plant metabolite to the discovery of a previously unknown enzymatic activity.

Biosynthesis and Defensive Function of N?-Acetylornithine, a Jasmonate-Induced Arabidopsis Metabolite

Abstract: http://www.plantcell.org/content/23/9/3303.abstract