Reactions of Fungicides with Cellular Constituents

  • Raymond J. Lukens
Part of the Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics book series (MOLECULAR, volume 10)

Abstract

Most agricultural fungicides react with functional groups of the cell. The functional group most frequently attacked is thiol. Glutathione, a free thiol in the cellular fluid, bathes the organelles of the cell. Its presence protects other thiols. Cystevl branches on proteins serve as functional groups for enzymic activity and determine, in part, the structural form and characteristics of the proteins. Coenzyme A, lipoic acid and possibly thiamine act through functional thiols.

Keywords

Glutathione Disulfide Porphyrin Fusarium Thiamine 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond J. Lukens
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  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology and BotanyThe Connecticut Agricultural Experiment StationNew HavenUSA

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