Immunolocalization of β-1-4-galactan and its relationship with lignin distribution in developing compression wood of Cryptomeria japonica

@article{Kim2010ImmunolocalizationO,
  title={Immunolocalization of β-1-4-galactan and its relationship with lignin distribution in developing compression wood of Cryptomeria japonica},
  author={Jong Sik Kim and Tatsuya Awano and Arata Yoshinaga and Keiji Takabe},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2010},
  volume={232},
  pages={109-119}
}
Compression wood (CW) contains higher quantities of β-1-4-galactan than does normal wood (NW). However, the physiological roles and ultrastructural distribution of β-1-4-galactan during CW formation are still not well understood. The present work investigated deposition of β-1-4-galactan in differentiating tracheids of Cryptomeria japonica during CW formation using an immunological probe (LM5) combined with immunomicroscopy. Our immunolabeling studies clearly showed that differences in the… CONTINUE READING