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High impact information on Capsella

  • The pistil of 28-5 ap2-1 mutant flowers shows a structure similar to that of Capsella bursa-pastoris, a distant mustard relative of Arabidopsis, suggesting that the processes regulated by the CYP78A9-encoded protein may be involved in evolutionary control of carpel shape [1].
  • Characterization and cDNA cloning of two glycine- and histidine-rich antimicrobial peptides from the roots of shepherd's purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris [2].
  • In contradiction to the proposal that Cardaminopsis and Arabidopsis be put into an expanded tribe Arabideae, our data show that these two genera are more closely related to Capsella and Lepidium (tribe Lepidieae) than to Rorippa and Cardamine (tribe Arabideae) [3].
  • Increasing the reaction temperature did not significantly influence removal of 2,4-DCP incubated with shepherd's purse [4].
  • A new CRT binding factor (CBF) gene designated Cbcbf25 was cloned from Capsella bursa-pastoris, a wild grass, by the rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) [5].

Associations of Capsella with chemical compounds

  • Considering that Camelina sativa and Capsella bursa-pastoris detoxify destruxin B and produce the phytoalexins camalexins, these wild crucifers appear to represent unique and perhaps useful sources of blackleg resistance in strategic plant breeding [6].
  • This is the first report of suspected nitrite poisoning in pigs caused by Capsella bursa-pastoris [7].
  • Fumaric acid, isolated as the active component of Capsella bursa-pastoris herb for inhibiting the solid growth of Ehrlich tumor in mice, was found to reduce markedly the growth and viability of Ehrlich, MH134, and L1210 mouse tumor cells in culture at concentration of 0.3 approximately 1.2 mg/ml [8].
  • The subcellular location of aspartate aminotransferase isozymes (EC in the genus Capsella (Brassicaceae) was studied [9].
  • Although germination was unaffected by insecticide application, seedling growth of four species was decreased by exposure to deltamethrin (Capsella bursa-pastoris and Poa annua), dimethoate (Agrostemma githago), or by both insecticides together (Urtica urens) [10].

Gene context of Capsella


Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Capsella


  1. Overexpression of a gene encoding a cytochrome P450, CYP78A9, induces large and seedless fruit in arabidopsis. Ito, T., Meyerowitz, E.M. Plant Cell (2000) [Pubmed]
  2. Characterization and cDNA cloning of two glycine- and histidine-rich antimicrobial peptides from the roots of shepherd's purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris. Park, C.J., Park, C.B., Hong, S.S., Lee, H.S., Lee, S.Y., Kim, S.C. Plant Mol. Biol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Molecular phylogenetic studies of Brassica, rorippa, arabidopsis and allied genera based on the internal transcribed spacer region of 18S-25S rDNA. Yang, Y.W., Lai, K.N., Tai, P.Y., Ma, D.P., Li, W.H. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. (1999) [Pubmed]
  4. Remediation of soil contaminated with 2,4-dichlorophenol by treatment of minced shepherd's purse roots. Park, J.W., Park, B.K., Kim, J.E. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  5. Isolation and molecular characterization of a new CRT binding factor gene from Capsella bursa-pastoris. Wang, X., Liu, L., Liu, S., Sun, X., Deng, Z., Pi, Y., Sun, X., Tang, K. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  6. Transformation of the host-selective toxin destruxin B by wild crucifers: probing a detoxification pathway. Pedras, M.S., Montaut, S., Zaharia, I.L., Gai, Y., Ward, D.E. Phytochemistry (2003) [Pubmed]
  7. Suspected nitrite poisoning in pigs caused by Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. ('herderstassie', shepherd's purse). Wiese, W.J., Joubert, J.P. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association. (2001) [Pubmed]
  8. Antitumor and anti-intoxication activities of fumaric acid in cultured cells. Kuroda, K., Akao, M. Gann = Gan. (1981) [Pubmed]
  9. Aspartate aminotransferase isozymes in the genus Capsella (Brassicaceae): subcellular location, gene duplication, and polymorphism. Hurka, H., Freundner, S., Brown, A.H., Plantholt, U. Biochem. Genet. (1989) [Pubmed]
  10. Insecticides and arable weeds: effects on germination and seedling growth. Hanley, M.E., Whiting, M.D. Ecotoxicology (2005) [Pubmed]
  11. Effect of Capsella bursa-pastoris on liver catalase activity in rats fed 3'-methyl-4-(dimethylamino)azobenzene. Kuroda, K., Akao, M. Gann = Gan. (1975) [Pubmed]
  12. Molecular cloning and characterization of a CBF gene from Capsella bursa-pastoris. Wang, X., Liu, S., Liu, X., Chen, Z., Liu, X., Pang, Y., Sun, X., Tang, K. DNA Seq. (2004) [Pubmed]
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