Correlation of Apiose Levels and Growth Rates in Duckweeds

  title={Correlation of Apiose Levels and Growth Rates in Duckweeds},
  author={D{\'e}bora Pagliuso and Adriana Grandis and Eglee S. Igarashi and Eric Lam and Marcos Silveira Buckeridge},
  journal={Frontiers in Chemistry},
The carbon assimilated by photosynthesis in plants can be partitioned into starch, soluble sugars, and cell wall polymers. Higher levels of starch accumulation in leaves are usually correlated with a lower growth capacity. Duckweeds are fast-growing aquatic monocot plants that can accumulate high levels of starch. They are an unusual group because their cell wall has very low levels of lignin while accumulating apiogalacturonan, a pectic polysaccharide that could be involved with boron… 
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