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Atomic force microscopy stiffness tomography on living Arabidopsis thaliana cells reveals the mechanical properties of surface and deep cell-wall layers during growth.
Cell-wall mechanical properties play a key role in the growth and the protection of plants. However, little is known about genuine wall mechanical properties and their growth-related dynamics atExpand
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Quantification of compression wood severity in tracheids of Pinus radiata D. Don using confocal fluorescence imaging and spectral deconvolution.
Confocal fluorescence microscopy was used to examine the spectral characteristics of lignin autofluorescence in secondary cell walls of normal and compression wood from Pinus radiata. Using UVExpand
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Fluorescence lifetime imaging of lignin autofluorescence in normal and compression wood
Wood cell walls fluoresce as a result of UV and visible light excitation due to the presence of lignin. Fluorescence spectroscopy has revealed characteristic spectral differences in various woodExpand
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The organization of the major polymers in the wood fiber has a large impact on the properties of the structure. Numerous studies have been devoted to the cellulose microfibril arrangement, providingExpand
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Further in vitro evaluation of antiradical and antimicrobial activities of phytol
The antiradical activity of phytol was evaluated by electron paramagnetic resonance towards hydroxyl radical (√OH), superoxide anion radical (), methoxy radical (√CH2OH), carbon-dioxide anion radicalExpand
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Anti-cancer effects of cerium oxide nanoparticles and its intracellular redox activity.
Data on medical applications of cerium oxide nanoparticles CeO2 (CONP) are promising, yet information regarding their action in cells is incomplete and there are conflicting reports about in vitroExpand
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Probing the lignin nanomechanical properties and lignin–lignin interactions using the atomic force microscopy
By combining atomic force microscopy (AFM) force and environmental scanning electron microscopies (ESEMs), herein we present an evidence for the existence of strong intermolecular forces, which areExpand
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Activities of Antioxidant Systems During Germination of Chenopodium rubrum Seeds
The activities of superoxide-dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and peroxidase (POD), and concentrations of glutathione and ascorbate have been studied during the first stages of germination inExpand
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Topographical characterization and surface force spectroscopy of the photochemical lignin model compound.
By combining the results from atomic force microscopy (AFM) and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), herein we investigate properties of photochemical lignin model compounds. We provideExpand
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Component analysis of the fluorescence spectra of a lignin model compound.
In order to test whether lignin fluorescence originates from discrete fluorophores, fluorescence emission spectra of the lignin model dehydrogenative polymer (DHP) were analyzed by the bandExpand
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