Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
Curve Top
Asian Journal of Biochemistry
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 29-37
DOI: 10.3923/ajb.2011.29.37
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Role of Chitinase in Plant Defense

N. Sharma, K.P. Sharma, R.K. Gaur and V.K. Gupta

Plants represent the major component of biota and have the capability to synthesize their food through the process of photosynthesis. Physiological and environmental changes affect their health and make them vulnerable to variety of diseases thus directly or indirectly affect other components of ecosystem. A large number of environmental issues are linked with the eradication of plant diseases with chemical compounds. Most of these diseases are caused by fungal and insect pathogens. Chitin is the main structural component of these organisms and thus the enzyme responsible to hydrolyze chitin content are receiving attention in regard to their development as biopesticides or chemical defense proteins in transgenic plants and in microbial biocontrol agents. Therefore, understanding the overview of chitinase will provide a basis for improving the pathogenic activity of potential biocontrol strains, for developing novel biological control strategies and for exploring their roles in the plant defense. The present review describes the properties of chitinase with respect to plant health improvement.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
  •    Effectiveness and Mechanism of Endophytic Bacillus in Suppressing Wilt Intensity of Banana Seedling Inoculated by Blood Disease Bacterium
  •    Laboratory Evaluation of Entomopathogenic Fungi Metarhizium anisophilae and Beauveria bassiana Against Termite, Macrotermes (Isoptera: Termitidae)
  •    The Activity of Aspergillus terreus as Entomopathogenic Fungi on Different Stages of Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum under Experimental Conditions
  •    Comparison and Temperature Study of Lectin Activities in Texas Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis) Crude Extracts
  •    Current Status of Fusarium Wilt Disease of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) in India
How to cite this article:

N. Sharma, K.P. Sharma, R.K. Gaur and V.K. Gupta, 2011. Role of Chitinase in Plant Defense. Asian Journal of Biochemistry, 6: 29-37.

DOI: 10.3923/ajb.2011.29.37






Curve Bottom