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

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 May 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Walter de Gruyter

  • DOI:

    10.1515/HF.2007.049

  • ISSN:

    1437-434X

Citation

Altaner, C., Hapca, A. I., Knox, J. P. & Jarvis, M. C. (2007). Detection of β-1-4-galactan in compression wood of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carrière) by immunofluorescence. Holzforschung. 61, 311-316. doi:10.1515/HF.2007.049. ISSN 1437-434X

Keywords

Sitka Spruce; Compression wood; Galactan; Detection; Immunofluorescence;

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