Hypergravity increases the molecular mass of xyloglucans by decreasing xyloglucan-degrading activity in azuki bean epicotyls.

@article{Soga1999HypergravityIT,
  title={Hypergravity increases the molecular mass of xyloglucans by decreasing xyloglucan-degrading activity in azuki bean epicotyls.},
  author={Kouichi Soga and Kazuyuki Wakabayashi and Takayuki Hoson and Seiichiro Kamisaka},
  journal={Plant & cell physiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={581-5}
}
Elongation growth of dark-grown azuki bean (Vigna angularis Ohwi et Ohashi cv. Takara) epicotyls was suppressed by hypergravity at 30 x g and above. Acceleration at 300 x g significantly decreased the mechanical extensibility of cell walls. The amounts of cell wall polysaccharides (pectin, hemicellulose-II and cellulose) per unit length of epicotyls increased under the hypergravity condition. Hypergravity also increased the amounts and the weight-average molecular mass of xyloglucans in the… CONTINUE READING