Aspen Tension Wood Fibers Contain β-(1---> 4)-Galactans and Acidic Arabinogalactans Retained by Cellulose Microfibrils in Gelatinous Walls.

@article{Gorshkova2015AspenTW,
  title={Aspen Tension Wood Fibers Contain β-(1---> 4)-Galactans and Acidic Arabinogalactans Retained by Cellulose Microfibrils in Gelatinous Walls.},
  author={Tatyana Gorshkova and Natalia Y Mokshina and Tatyana K Chernova and Nadezhda Ibragimova and Vadim Salnikov and Polina V Mikshina and Theodora Tryfona and Alicja Banasiak and Peter Immerzeel and Paul Dupree and Ewa J Mellerowicz},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={169 3},
  pages={2048-63}
}
Contractile cell walls are found in various plant organs and tissues such as tendrils, contractile roots, and tension wood. The tension-generating mechanism is not known but is thought to involve special cell wall architecture. We previously postulated that tension could result from the entrapment of certain matrix polymers within cellulose microfibrils. As reported here, this hypothesis was corroborated by sequential extraction and analysis of cell wall polymers that are retained by cellulose… CONTINUE READING