A cytochemical study of the leaf-gland enzymes of insectivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula

@article{HeslopHarrison2004ACS,
  title={A cytochemical study of the leaf-gland enzymes of insectivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula},
  author={Yolande Heslop-Harrison and Robert Bruce Knox},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2004},
  volume={96},
  pages={183-211}
}
SummaryCytochemical methods have been used to study the distribution of acid phosphatase, esterase, ribonuclease, amylase and protease activity in the stimulated and unstimulated leaf glands of Pinguicula grandiflora, P. vulgaris, P. lusitanica, and P. caudata. Two gland types are present, stalked and sessile. The stalked glands bear a muco-polysaccharide secretion droplet, and are concerned with capture of the prey; the sessile glands are specialised for digestion. In unstimulated glands of… 

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