Arabidopsis Seed Coat Mucilage is a Specialized Cell Wall that Can be Used as a Model for Genetic Analysis of Plant Cell Wall Structure and Function

@inproceedings{Haughn2012ArabidopsisSC,
  title={Arabidopsis Seed Coat Mucilage is a Specialized Cell Wall that Can be Used as a Model for Genetic Analysis of Plant Cell Wall Structure and Function},
  author={George W Haughn and Tamara L. Western},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2012}
}
Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells produce a large quantity of mucilage that is extruded upon exposure to water. Chemical analyses and cell biological techniques suggest that this mucilage represents a specialized type of secondary cell wall composed primarily of pectin with lesser amounts of cellulose and xyloglucan. Once extruded, the mucilage capsule has a distinctive structure with an outer non-adherent layer that is easily removed by shaking in water, and an inner adherent layer that… CONTINUE READING

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doi: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00064 This article was submitted to Frontiers in Plant Physiology, a specialty of Frontiers in Plant Science

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