Differential early activation of defense-related genes in elicitor-treated parsley cells

Plant Mol Biol. 1989 Feb;12(2):227-34. doi: 10.1007/BF00020507.


A cDNA library from cultured parsley (Petroselinum crispum) cells was differentially screened using labeled run-off transcripts derived from nucleic of elicitor-treated and untreated cells. This resulted in the isolation of 18 independent cDNA families representing putative defense-related genes. All genes are rapidly and transiently activated after elicitor application, but the time courses of transcriptional activity exhibit considerable variations, indicating differences in the mechanisms of gene regulation.