Fibrillar structure of Ca polygalacturonate as a model for a soil-root interface

  title={Fibrillar structure of Ca polygalacturonate as a model for a soil-root interface},
  author={Carlo Emanuele Gessa and Salvatore Deiana},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
The movement of nutrients from soil towards the absorbing cells of the plant roots appears to be controlled by a mucilaginous interface composed prevalently of polysaccharides and characterized by a fibrillar structure. A network of Ca-polygalacturonate arranged in fibrils similar to those of plant roots has been obtained. In this paper such a formation is documented and discussed in structural terms. 

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