By Th. Mulder-Krieger, R. Verpoorte (auth.)
To date, numerous percentages exist to alter the genetics of crops together with classical breeding and glossy molecular organic methods resembling recombinant DNA strategies and plant trans formation equipment. the purpose of this ebook is to check the feasibilities, provided by way of the present applied sciences, to switch flower shades. as a result nice significance of anthocyanins as flower pigments, the most a part of this learn bargains with this type of flavonoids answerable for such a lot red-, pink- and blue colors. Being electron poor, the flavylium nucleus of the anthocyanins is very reactive and undergoes - based upon pH - effortlessly structural ameliorations that are coupled with color adjustments. a couple of mechanisms that stabilizes the colored - at rate of the colourless buildings in crops are defined, together with acylation, co pigmentation and steel advanced formation. simply because no plant species possesses the genetic skill for generating forms within the complete spectrum of colors, guy has sought for how to swap the genetic homes of crops. in recent times, traditional flower breeding is progressively more being supplemented by means of genetic engineering ideas. This know-how deals the prospect to insert particular genes into the phone genome and to move genes so much successfully among various organisms. the typical flower pigments, the anthocyanins, were studied for a few years and signify now the easiest understood staff of secondary plant metabolites with recognize to (bio)chemistry and genetics.
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7 Mg2+ (+)) r EDTA (_)5 ibid. 7 ibid. Petunia hybrida flower 25 Mtl 26 Anthocyanidin 3-0(4-coumaroyl)-rutinosido-5- O-G lu 14 ibid. 7 ibid. bid. 3',5' 3',5' ibid. 7 Mg2+ (+)) s EDTA (_)5 ibid. ibid. 5 ibid. 2. (continued) Source of enzyme Compound] converted Position/ sequence of me thylation pH optimum; pI Effects of Mg2+ and EDTA Original reference Robinia pseudacacia shoot 2 Apigenin; naringenin 4' 9 None u ibid. Quercetin -22 ibid. 5 Mg2+ (+)3 v,w EDTA (_)5 SPINACH Chloroplast 2 Quercetin ibid.
2). Dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR), Biosynthesis of the Flavanoid Classes 43 catalyzing this reaction, has been purified from several plant sources and studied. The reduction of (2R,3R)-dihydroquercetin, (2R,3R)-dihydromyricetin and (2R,3R)-dihydrokaempferol into - respectively - (2R,3S,4S)leucocyanidin, (2R,3S,4S)-leucodelphinidin and (2R,3S,4S)-leucopelargonidin has been demonstrated in vitro. Unlike the enzymes from flowers of Matthiola, Callistephus, Sinningia, Dianthus and Dahlia, DFR from Petunia flowers exhibits a marked substrate specificity with regard to the substitution pattern of the B-ring (Fig.
5 Ni: nickel, Mg: magnesium and Cd: cadmium. II Methods to Change Characteristics of Plants ILl General Introduction Throughout history man has looked for methods to change the genetic properties of plants. There are several techniques available to achieve this target. Classical breeding, mutagenesis and protoplast fusion are beyond the scope of this review and will only be discussed briefly. The recombinant DNAl technology, on the other hand, will be treated more extensively. In the creation of new flower colours, especially a combination of classical- and molecular breeding techniques seems most promIsmg.