Differentiation of mucilage secretory cells of the Arabidopsis seed coat.

@article{Western2000DifferentiationOM,
  title={Differentiation of mucilage secretory cells of the Arabidopsis seed coat.},
  author={Tamara L. Western and Debra J Skinner and George W Haughn},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={345-56}
}
In some plant species, including Arabidopsis, fertilization induces the epidermal cells of the outer ovule integument to differentiate into a specialized seed coat cell type with a unique morphology and containing large quantities of polysaccharide mucilage (pectin). Such seed coat mucilage cells are necessary for neither viability nor germination under normal laboratory conditions. Thus, the Arabidopsis seed coat offers a unique system with which to use genetics to identify genes controlling… CONTINUE READING
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