Cadmium-induced alterations of the structural features of pectins in flax hypocotyl

@article{Douchiche2006CadmiuminducedAO,
  title={Cadmium-induced alterations of the structural features of pectins in flax hypocotyl},
  author={Olfa Douchiche and Christophe Rihouey and Annick Schaumann and Azeddine Driouich and Claudine Morvan},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2006},
  volume={225},
  pages={1301-1312}
}
In the course of our studies on the putative role of pectins in the control of cell growth, we have investigated the effect of cadmium on their composition, remodelling and distribution within the epidermis and fibre tissues of flax hypocotyl (Linum usitatissimum L.). Cadmium-stressed seedlings showed a significant inhibition of growth whereas the hypocotyl volume did not significantly change, due to the swelling of most tissues. The structural alterations consisted of significant increase of… CONTINUE READING
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