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The significance of α‐amylase under anoxia stress in tolerant rhizomes (<i>Acorus calamus</i> L.) and non‐tolerant tubers (<i>Solanum tuberosum</i> L., var. Désirée)

S. Arpagaus and R. Braendle

in Journal of Experimental Botany

Volume 51, issue 349, pages 1475-1477
Published in print August 2000 | ISSN: 0022-0957
Published online August 2000 | e-ISSN: 1460-2431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jexbot/51.349.1475
The significance of α‐amylase under anoxia stress in tolerant rhizomes (Acorus calamus L.) and non‐tolerant tubers (Solanum tuberosum L., var. Désirée)

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Rhizomes of Acorus calamus L. were able to maintain a functional α‐amylase under anoxia, whereas a steep decrease in the enzyme protein content and activity took place in potato tubers. The stress‐induced control in tubers occurred on the translational level. It is suggested that this decrease is one of the key factors with regard to anoxia intolerance.

Keywords: α‐Amylase; anoxia; starch mobilization; translational control.

Journal Article.  1537 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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