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Aspects of cell wall extensibility inCeratonia siliquaL.

Authors
Journal
Flora - Morphology Distribution Functional Ecology of Plants
0367-2530
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
199
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1078/0367-2530-00160
Keywords
  • Cell Wall
  • Ceratonia Siliqua
  • Creep Assay
  • Evergreen
  • Leaves
  • Roots
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Summary The extensibility of isolated cell walls of young expanding leaves and root apices from Ceratonia siliqua L. (carob tree) has been investigated when: a) subjected to acidic buffers, b) treated with enzymes degrading specific cell wall components and c) applied crude protein extract from growing walls of cucumber and carob. The extension was generally restricted and smaller than that reported for rapidly growing tissues; while, specimens treated with pectolyase and pectinase rapidly extend.

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