Biopolym. Cell. 2012; 28(3):171-180.
Role of phytolectin in the life cycle of plants
1, 3Kovalchuk N. V., 2Melnykova N. M., 3Musatenko L. I.
  1. Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, The University of Adelaide
    PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5604, Australia
  2. Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    31/17, Vasylkivska, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03022
  3. M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine
    2, Tereschenkivska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 01601


In the review the basic properties of plant lectins and their physiological role in the life cycle of plants are considered. There are data on the current state of the researches of phytolectins and lectin-like proteins as well as designation of the main directions of further study on the functioning of these proteinsin the plant physiological processes.
Keywords: phytolectins, carbohydrate binding properties, physiological role, life cycle


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