Changes to the galactose/mannose ratio in galactomannans during coffee bean (Coffea arabica L.) development: implications for in vivo modification of galactomannan synthesis

@article{Redgwell2003ChangesTT,
  title={Changes to the galactose/mannose ratio in galactomannans during coffee bean (Coffea arabica L.) development: implications for in vivo modification of galactomannan synthesis},
  author={Robert J. Redgwell and Delphine Curti and John Rogers and Pierre Nicolas and Monica Fischer},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2003},
  volume={217},
  pages={316-326}
}
Endosperm was isolated from Arabica Caturra coffee beans 11, 15, 21, 26, 31 and 37 weeks after flowering, and the chemical composition and relative solubility of its component polysaccharides determined at each growth stage. Chemical analysis of the total mannan content of the cell wall material was done after solubilisation of galactomannans by alkaline extraction of the cell wall material followed by enzymatic digestion of the alkali-insoluble residue with a mixture of endo-mannanse and endo… 

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