Glucosylation prevents plant defense activation in phloem-feeding insects

September 28th, 2020 by Osnat Malka

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 28 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-020-00658-6

The whitefly Bemisia tabaci defends against plant glucosinolate toxins by serial addition of glucose moieties catalyzed by a pair of glycoside hydrolases, preventing toxin activation during feeding on the plant tissue.
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