Twinned Raphides of Calcium Oxalate in Grape (Vitis): Implications for Crystal Stability and Function.

@article{Arnott2000TwinnedRO,
  title={Twinned Raphides of Calcium Oxalate in Grape (Vitis): Implications for Crystal Stability and Function.},
  author={Arnott and Webb},
  journal={International journal of plant sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={161 1},
  pages={133-142}
}
  • Arnott, Webb
  • Published 2000 in International journal of plant sciences
Among the higher plants that accumulate crystalline calcium oxalate, many taxa characteristically produce raphides, or needle-shaped crystals. Substantial evidence has accumulated indicating that raphides function in plant defenses against herbivory and that their acicular shape is a critical component in proposed mechanisms for these defenses. Previous observations have shown that raphides in members of the Vitaceae are twinned crystals. In this study, the fine structure of raphides in Vitis… CONTINUE READING

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