Distribution of lectin in nematode-infeste and uninfested roots of Hibiscus esculentus

S. Das, N. C. Sukul, D. Mitra, M. Sarkar


Hibiscus esculentus infested with root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, contained lectin mostly in the galled regions of roots from which nematodes had been removed. The ungalled regions as well as galls with nematodes contained negligible amounts of lectin. Lectin in uninfested roots was randomly distributed and was as high in amount as in galled regions of roots without nematodes.

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