*Corresponding author:Mansi Srivastava, Ph.D in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India
Received: December 11, 2017; Published: January 03, 2018
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Plant antimicrobial peptides have been identified and isolated from a wide variety of species. These are defensins, lipid transfer proteins, havein and knottin like peptides and cyclotides. They consist of various protein groups with different features like overall charge of the molecules, the amount of disulphide bonds and the structural stability under environmental stress. The three-dimensional structures of several classes of plant antimicrobial peptides have been well studied but the mechanism of action of some of these compounds is still not well understood. This mini review focuses on the features and properties of the antimicrobial peptides in plants.