Xyloglucan for generating tensile stress to bend tree stem.

@article{Baba2009XyloglucanFG,
  title={Xyloglucan for generating tensile stress to bend tree stem.},
  author={Kei'ichi Baba and Yong Woo Park and Tomomi Kaku and Rumi Kaida and Miyuki Takeuchi and Masato Yoshida and Yoshihiro Hosoo and Yasuhisa Ojio and Takashi Okuyama and Toru Taniguchi and Yasunori Ohmiya and Teiji Kondo and Ziv Shani and Oded Shoseyov and Tatsuya Awano and Satoshi Serada and Naoko Norioka and Shigemi Norioka and Takahisa Hayashi},
  journal={Molecular plant},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={893-903}
}
In response to environmental variation, angiosperm trees bend their stems by forming tension wood, which consists of a cellulose-rich G (gelatinous)-layer in the walls of fiber cells and generates abnormal tensile stress in the secondary xylem. We produced transgenic poplar plants overexpressing several endoglycanases to reduce each specific polysaccharide in the cell wall, as the secondary xylem consists of primary and secondary wall layers. When placed horizontally, the basal regions of stems… CONTINUE READING
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