Understanding polysaccharide production and properties using seed coat mutants: future perspectives for the exploitation of natural variants.

@article{North2014UnderstandingPP,
  title={Understanding polysaccharide production and properties using seed coat mutants: future perspectives for the exploitation of natural variants.},
  author={Helen M North and Adeline Berger and Susana Saez-Aguayo and Marie-Christine Ralet},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 6},
  pages={
          1251-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND The epidermal cells of the seed coat of certain species accumulate polysaccharides during seed development for cell wall reinforcement or release on imbibition to form mucilage. Seed-coat epidermal cells show natural variation in their structure and mucilage production, which could explain the diverse ecophysiological roles proposed for the latter. Arabidopsis mucilage mutants have proved to be an important tool for the identification of genes involved in the production of seed-coat… CONTINUE READING
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