Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasrhan
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Plants do not contain chitin in their cell walls, whereas major agricultural pests such as most fungi and insects do, leading to the assumption that plant chitinases are involved in defence mechanism against pathogens either directly through their antifungal properties or indirectly through the release of chitin oligomers capable of eliciting plant defensive responses. Chitinase is an important enzyme due there antifungal properties. Therefore, its potential application for sustainable and eco-friendly improvement in agriculture. Purpose of this review to provide the information about importance and application of chitinase for future research.
Keywords: Chitinase, Antifungal
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