Australian New Crops Info 2014
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Saponaria tubulosa



This species is usually known as:

Saponaria tubulosa


This species has also been known as:

Behen pumilio, Cucubalus pumilio, Silene pumilio


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Saponaria tubulosa: 2]



Popularity of Saponaria tubulosa over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Saponaria tubulosa (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Saponaria tubulosa as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)]

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: #keywords8#]


No keywords have been located for this species




Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


sweetener (70.50), grain legume (19.60), pesticide (2.31), cereal (1.38), medicinal (0.78), timber (0.72), fruit (0.57), poison (0.57), weed (0.43), ornamental (0.36)..


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Saponaria tubulosa: 2; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Barber CJS, Pujara PT, Reed DW, Chiwocha S, Zhang H and Covello PS (2013) The Two-step Biosynthesis of Cyclic Peptides from Linear Precursors in a Member of the Plant Family Caryophyllaceae Involves Cyclization by a Serine Protease-like Enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 288, 12500-12510.


Fukushima EO, Seki H, Sawai S, Suzuki M, Ohyama K, Saito K and Muranaka T (2013) Combinatorial Biosynthesis of Legume Natural and Rare Triterpenoids in Engineered Yeast. Plant Cell Physiol. 54, 740-749.


Owatworakit A, Townsend B, Louveau T, Jenner H, Rejzek M, Hughes RK, Saalbach G, Qi X, Bakht S, Roy AD, Mugford ST, Goss RJM, Field RA and Osbourn A (2013) Glycosyltransferases from Oat (Avena) Implicated in the Acylation of Avenacins. J. Biol. Chem. 288, 3696-3704.


Augustin JM, Drok S, Shinoda T, Sanmiya K, Nielsen JK, Khakimov B, Olsen CE, Hansen EH, Kuzina V, Ekstrom CT, Hauser T and Bak S (2012) UDP-Glycosyltransferases from the UGT73C Subfamily in Barbarea vulgaris Catalyze Sapogenin 3-O-Glucosylation in Saponin-Mediated Insect Resistance. Plant Physiology 160, 1881-1895.


Balsevich J, Ramirez-Erosa I, Hickie R, Dunlop D, Bishop G and Deibert L (2012) Antiproliferative activity of Saponaria vaccaria constituents and related compounds. Fitoterapia 83, 170-81.

Craik DJ and Allewell NM (2012) Thematic Minireview Series on Circular Proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 26999-27000.


Mylne JS, Chan LY, Chanson AH, Daly NL, Schaefer H, Bailey TL, Nguyencong P, Cascales L and Craik DJ (2012) Cyclic Peptides Arising by Evolutionary Parallelism via Asparaginyl-Endopeptidase-Mediated Biosynthesis. PLANT CELL 24, 2765-2778.


Sayama T, Ono E, Takagi K, Takada Y, Horikawa M, Nakamoto Y, Hirose A, Sasama H, Ohashi M, Hasegawa H, Terakawa T, Kikuchi A, Kato S, Tatsuzaki N, Tsukamoto C and Ishimoto M (2012) The Sg-1 Glycosyltransferase Locus Regulates Structural Diversity of Triterpenoid Saponins of Soybean. PLANT CELL 24, 2123-2138.


Vaira AM, Lim H-S, Bauchan GR, Owens RA, Natilla A, Dienelt MM, Reinsel MD and Hammond J (2012) Lolium latent virus (Alphaflexiviridae) coat proteins: expression and functions in infected plant tissue. J. Gen. Virol. 93, 1814-1824.


Condie J, Nowak G, Reed D, Balsevich J, Reaney M, Arnison P and Covello P (2011) The biosynthesis of Caryophyllaceae-like cyclic peptides in Saponaria vaccaria L. from DNA-encoded precursors. Plant J 67, 682-90.

Lim H-S, Vaira AM, Bae H, Bragg JN, Ruzin SE, Bauchan GR, Dienelt MM, Owens RA and Hammond J (2010) Mutation of a chloroplast-targeting signal in Alternanthera mosaic virus TGB3 impairs cell-to-cell movement and eliminates long-distance virus movement. J. Gen. Virol. 91, 2102-2115.


Naoumkina MA, Modolo LV, Huhman DV, Urbanczyk-Wochniak E, Tang Y, Sumner LW and Dixon RA (2010) Genomic and Coexpression Analyses Predict Multiple Genes Involved in Triterpene Saponin Biosynthesis in Medicago truncatula. PLANT CELL 22, 850-866.



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