Water stress and galactomannan breakdown in germinated fenugreek seeds. Stress affects the production and the activities in vivo of galactomannan-hydrolysing enzymes

@article{Spyropoulos1988WaterSA,
  title={Water stress and galactomannan breakdown in germinated fenugreek seeds. Stress affects the production and the activities in vivo of galactomannan-hydrolysing enzymes},
  author={Caroline G. Spyropoulos and J. S. Grant Reid},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1988},
  volume={174},
  pages={473-478}
}
Imposition of water stress on germinated fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) seeds and isolated fenugreek endosperms after the beginning of galactomannan mobilisation caused a reduction in the rate of breakdown of the polysaccharide relative to unstressed controls. The activities, measured in vitro, of the three hydrolytic enzymes involved in the breakdown process (α-d-galactosidase, EC 3.2.1.22;endo-β-d-mannanase, EC 3.2.1.78;exo-β-d-mannanase, EC 3.2.1.25) were not decreased. Although… CONTINUE READING

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