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High impact information on Orobanche


Biological context of Orobanche

  • Species of Orobanche have either had recent photosynthetic ancestors, implying multiple independent losses of photosynthesis in this genus, or the rbcL gene may serve an unknown function in some nonphotosynthetic plants [3].
  • Comparison of rbcL 3'-UTR sequences for Nicotiana, Ipomoea, Cuscuta, and Orobanche reveal that nucleotide sequences from parasitic plants have regions capable of forming stem-loop structures, but 56-69 nt are deleted upstream of the stem-loop in the parasitic plants compared to their photosynthetic relatives [3].

Associations of Orobanche with chemical compounds


Gene context of Orobanche

  • The appearance of the activity of the cyanide insensitive, alternative oxidase (AOX), pathway of oxygen uptake was followed in seeds of Orobanche aegyptiaca during conditioning [11].
  • Transgenic tomato plants expressing the sarcotoxin IA gene were grown either in polyethylene bags (PE) or in pots inoculated with Orobanche aegyptiaca seeds [12].
  • Isolation and characterization of a cDNA encoding phytochrome A in the non-photosynthetic parasitic plant, Orobanche minor Sm [13].
  • Transformation of carrots with mutant acetolactate synthase for Orobanche (broomrape) control [14].


  1. A putative role for fusaric acid in biocontrol of the parasitic angiosperm Orobanche ramosa. Bouizgarne, B., El-Maarouf-Bouteau, H., Madiona, K., Biligui, B., Monestiez, M., Pennarun, A.M., Amiar, Z., Rona, J.P., Ouhdouch, Y., El Hadrami, I., Bouteau, F. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. Expression of a defense-related 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase gene in response to parasitization by Orobanche spp. Westwood, J.H., Yu, X., Foy, C.L., Cramer, C.L. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. (1998) [Pubmed]
  3. Alternate paths of evolution for the photosynthetic gene rbcL in four nonphotosynthetic species of Orobanche. Wolfe, A.D., dePamphilis, C.W. Plant Mol. Biol. (1997) [Pubmed]
  4. Chlorsulfuron resistant transgenic tobacco as a tool for broomrape control. Slavov, S., Valkov, V., Batchvarova, R., Atanassova, S., Alexandrova, M., Atanassov, A. Transgenic Res. (2005) [Pubmed]
  5. Phenylpropanoid glycosides from Orobanche caerulescens. Lin, L.C., Chiou, W.F., Chou, C.J. Planta Med. (2004) [Pubmed]
  6. Crenatoside: a novel phenylpropanoid glycoside from Orobanche crenata. Afifi, M.S., Lahloub, M.F., el-Khayaat, S.A., Anklin, C.G., Rüegger, H., Sticher, O. Planta Med. (1993) [Pubmed]
  7. 2'-O-acetylpoliumoside: a new phenylpropanoid glycoside from Orobanche ramosa. Lahloub, M.F., Zaghloul, A.M., el-Khayaat, S.A., Afifi, M.S., Sticher, O. Planta Med. (1991) [Pubmed]
  8. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) response to broomrape (Orobanche cernua Loefl.) parasitism: induced synthesis and excretion of 7-hydroxylated simple coumarins. Serghini, K., Pérez de Luque, A., Castejón-Muñoz, M., García-Torres, L., Jorrín, J.V. J. Exp. Bot. (2001) [Pubmed]
  9. Influence of glyphosate on amino acid composition of Egyptian broomrape. Nandula, V.K., Westwood, J.H., Foster, J.G., Foy, C.L. J. Agric. Food Chem. (2001) [Pubmed]
  10. IAA production during germination of Orobanche spp. seeds. Slavov, S., van Onckelen, H., Batchvarova, R., Atanassov, A., Prinsen, E. J. Plant Physiol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  11. Changes in the activity of the alternative oxidase in Orobanche seeds during conditioning and their possible physiological function. Bar Nun, N., Plakhine, D., Joel, D.M., Mayer, A.M. Phytochemistry (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. Expression of sarcotoxin IA gene via a root-specific tob promoter enhanced host resistance against parasitic weeds in tomato plants. Radi, A., Dina, P., Guy, A. Plant Cell Rep. (2006) [Pubmed]
  13. Isolation and characterization of a cDNA encoding phytochrome A in the non-photosynthetic parasitic plant, Orobanche minor Sm. Trakulnaleamsai, C., Okazawa, A., An, C.I., Kajiyama, S., Fukusaki, E., Yoneyama, K., Takeuchi, Y., Kobayashi, A. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  14. Transformation of carrots with mutant acetolactate synthase for Orobanche (broomrape) control. Aviv, D., Amsellem, Z., Gressel, J. Pest Manag. Sci. (2002) [Pubmed]
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