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(NRP-101) Avenacin in oat root

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Avenacin in oat root
Anne Osbourn (JIC)
NRP-101

The fluorescent compound in this cross-section of an oat root is the antimicrobial triterpene Avenacin. Produced by oat roots, it is tightly regulated within the outer cortical cells of root tips, where it protects against disease.

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