Sucrose importation into laticifers of Hevea brasiliensis, in relation to ethylene stimulation of latex production.

@article{DusotoitCoucaud2009SucroseII,
  title={Sucrose importation into laticifers of Hevea brasiliensis, in relation to ethylene stimulation of latex production.},
  author={Ana{\"i}s Dusotoit-Coucaud and Nicole Brunel and Panida Kongsawadworakul and Unchera Viboonjun and Andr{\'e} Lacointe and J L Julien and Herv{\'e} Chrestin and Soula{\"i}man Sakr},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={635-47}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The major economic product of Hevea brasiliensis is a rubber-containing cytoplasm (latex), which flows out of laticifers (latex cells) when the bark is tapped. The latex yield is stimulated by ethylene. Sucrose, the unique precursor of rubber synthesis, must cross the plasma membrane through specific sucrose transporters before being metabolized in the laticifers. The relative importance of sucrose transporters in determining latex yield is unknown. Here, the effects of… CONTINUE READING