About Nicotiana attenuata
Nicotiana attenuata is a species of wild diploid tobacco, known as coyote tobacco, which is native to North America. While used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes by some Native Americans, it is not a commercial tobacco plant.
The pyridine alkaloid nicotine, whose addictive properties are well known to humans, is the signature compound of the genus Nicotiana (Solanaceae). In nature, nicotine is arguably one of the most broadly effective plant defence metabolites, in that it poisons acetylcholine receptors and is thereby toxic to all heterotrophs with neuromuscular junctions. Field studies using genetically modified Nicotiana attenuata (coyote tobacco) plants, have revealed that this toxin fulfills multifaceted ecological functions that contribute to plant fitness.
Taxonomy ID 49451
Data source Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
What can I find? Microarray annotations.