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Detection of β-1-4-galactan in compression wood of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carrière) by immunofluorescence.

Altaner, Clemens, Hapca, Adrian Ilie, Knox, J Paul and Jarvis, Michael C (2007) Detection of β-1-4-galactan in compression wood of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carrière) by immunofluorescence. Holzforschung, 61 (3). pp. 311-316. ISSN 1437 434X

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Abstract/Description

β-1-4-Galactan has been detected in Sitka spruce [Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carrière] by an immunofluorescence procedure. The anti-β-1-4-galactan monoclonal antibody LM5 was found to bind to compression wood (CW) tissue as identified by cell morphology features. In cross-sections, year rings with very fine bands of galactan-containing tissue were found. Cells in these bands expressed no morphological CW features. This finding was interpreted to imply that β-1-4-galactan synthesis is one of the first physiological reactions of CW formation. In cases where the CW character was pronounced, galactan was exclusively located in the outer cell-wall layers and was absent from the majority of the inner S2 layer.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1437 434X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sitka Spruce; Compression wood; Galactan; Detection; Immunofluorescence;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 572 Biochemistry
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 575 Specific parts of & systems in plants
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Item ID: 1964
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 14:59
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2013 14:29
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1964

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