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Science. 1990 Jun 29;248(4963):1637-9.

Synthesis of phytoalexins in sorghum as a site-specific response to fungal ingress.

Abstract

Sorghum produces phytoalexins that are 3-deoxyanthocyanidin flavonoids. The compounds inhibit the growth of phytopathogenic fungi in vitro. The phytoalexins appear to be synthesized in subcellular inclusions within a host epidermal cell that is about to be penetrated by a fungus. This site-restricted synthesis suggests that the phytoalexin response occurs initially in the first cells that come under fungal attack and is not simply a response of cells that surround the original infection site.

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