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A colorless, foul-smelling polyamine, C4H12N2, produced in decaying animal tissue by the decarboxylation of ornithine.

[Latin putrēscere, to rot; see putrescent + -ine.]
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(pjuːˈtrɛsiːn; -ɪn)
(Biochemistry) a colourless crystalline amine produced by decaying animal matter; 1,4-diaminobutane. Formula: H2N(CH2)4NH2
[C20: from Latin putrescere + -ine2]
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Noun1.putrescine - a colorless crystalline ptomaine with a foul odor that is produced in decaying animal matter
ptomain, ptomaine - any of various amines (such as putrescine or cadaverine) formed by the action of putrefactive bacteria
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Elevation of arginine decarboxylase-dependent putrescine production enhances aluminum tolerance by decreasing aluminum retention in root cell walls of wheat.
Keywords: Trifluoroacetylacetone, Gamma aminobutyric acid, Putrescine, Amino-acids, Cerebrospinal Fluid, GC-FID.
On the other hand, the Curico valley is characterized by the presence of putrescine related with vines suffer stressful conditions (30) and phenylethylamine.
Response of two wheat cultivars grown under salinity stress to putrescine treatment.
We found that putrescine in the core position was the only disturbed metabolite (P <0.01) in this pathway and had a consistent variation trend with published literature [50].
Reitzer, "Putrescine catabolism is a metabolic response to several stresses in Escherichia coli," Molecular Microbiology, vol.
Formation, degradation, and detoxification of putrescine by foodborne bacteria: a review.
A number of growth regulators like thiourea, betaine, putrescine, etc are used to surge the yield and growth of crops.
[58] where putrescine treatment delayed the ripening process and maintained lower sugar levels in peach fruit.
Louis, MO, USA), and Sato's (50 x Sato's: insulin 25 mg; transferring 25 mg; pyruvic acid, 243 mg; putrescine 20 mg; 1mg/ml sodium selenate, 25 [micro]l; 0.315 mg/ml progesterone) at 37[degrees]C with 5% C[O.sub.2] .
Polyamines such as spermine, spermidine, and putrescine are metabolites of ornithine and ubiquitous cellular components [12].