polygalacturonase


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pol·y·ga·lac·tu·ro·nase

(pol'ē-gă-lak'tū'rō-nās),
Pectin depolymerase; an enzyme catalyzing the random hydrolysis of 1,4-α-d-galactosiduronic linkages in pectate and other galacturonans.
Synonym(s): pectinase

pol·y·ga·lac·tu·ro·nase

(pol'ē-gă-lak-tūr'ō-nās)
Pectin depolymerase; an enzyme catalyzing the random hydrolysis of 1,4-α-d-galactosiduronic linkages in pectate and other galacturonans.
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Treating the samples with polygalacturonase generally resulted in a loss of pectin.
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The modified tomatoes suppress the enyzme polygalacturonase (PG) during the fruit ripening process, allowing the tomatoes to retain high-quality pectin when fully ripe.
Using a technique called antisense genetics, Calgene researchers permanently endowed their tomato with a backward (antisense) copy of the gene for polygalacturonase (PG), a fruit-softening enzyme.
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Crookes PR and D Grierson Infrastructure of tomato fruits ripening and the role of polygalacturonase isoenzymes in cell wall degradation.
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