Antimicrobial peptide: a competent tool for plant disease control in mulberry-a review

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Keywords: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), Classification, Mulberry, Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptides (SAMPs)


Abstract


Plants are continuously being exposed to several infections and diseases, caused by various pathogens. Mulberry is a perennial tree; its foliage is the unique food of domesticated silkworm. Disease of mulberry creates challenging problems in commercial sericulture. Though almost all plant have some natural defense mechanism, which include antimicrobial peptide too. But plant disease control from outside mainly depends on pesticides, which most of the time are hazardous chemicals which raises many concern and affects environment. Also, in case of mulberry plant, use of pesticides leads to economic loss. So it is important to go for some other measures for plant disease control, here specifically for mulberry as host plant, by implementing new approaches that can be done by the use of specially designed antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). AMPs being an economical and efficient approach compared to the already existing ones.


Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), Classification, Mulberry, Synthetic Antimicrobial Peptides (SAMPs)


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Acknowledgements


The authors are thankful to Raiganj University, Raiganj, West Bengal, India for providing instrumentation and library facilities.


Author Information


Paul Monalisa
Cytogenetics & Plant Biotechnology Unit, Department of Sericulture (Centre for Applied Biology), Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, India

Chowdhury Tanmay
Cytogenetics & Plant Biotechnology Unit, Department of Sericulture (Centre for Applied Biology), Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, India


Saha Soumen
Cytogenetics & Plant Biotechnology Unit, Department of Sericulture (Centre for Applied Biology), Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, India

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