Biomechanics of isolated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit cuticles: the role of the cutin matrix and polysaccharides.

@article{LpezCasado2007BiomechanicsOI,
  title={Biomechanics of isolated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit cuticles: the role of the cutin matrix and polysaccharides.},
  author={Gloria L{\'o}pez-Casado and Antonio J Matas and Eva Dom{\'i}nguez and J. A. Nieto Cuartero and Antonio Heredia},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 14},
  pages={
          3875-83
        }
}
The mechanical characteristics of the cuticular membrane (CM), a complex composite biopolymer basically composed of a cutin matrix, waxes, and hydrolysable polysaccharides, have been described previously. The biomechanical behaviour and quantitative contribution of cutin and polysaccharides have been investigated here using as experimental material mature green and red ripe tomato fruits. Treatment of isolated CM with anhydrous hydrogen fluoride in pyridine allowed the selective elimination of… CONTINUE READING

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