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Breakpoint: Cell wall and glycoproteins and their crucial role in the phytopathogenic fungi infection
(Bentham Science Publishers, 2020)
The targeting of starch binding domains from starch synthase III to the cell wall alters cell wall composition and properties
The plant cell wall, which represents a major source of biomass for biofuel production, is composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectins and lignin. A potential biotechnological target for improving the production of ...
Changes in cell wall polysaccharides and cell wall degrading enzymes during ripening of Fragaria chiloensis and Fragaria ×ananassa fruits
(Elsevier Science, 2010-05-01)
Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is arising as a new fruit crop that can diversify the world supply of berries. Fruit softening is thought to be linked to an extensive modification of pectin and hemicellulosic cell ...
Ripening-associated changes in the amounts of starch and non-starch polysaccharides and their contributions to fruit softening in three banana cultivars
BACKGROUND: Fruit softening is generally attributed to cell wall degradation in the majority of fruits. However, unripe bananas contain a large amount of starch, and different banana cultivars vary in the amount of starch ...
Seed Cell Wall Storage Polysaccharides: Models to Understand Cell Wall Biosynthesis and Degradation
(AMER SOC PLANT BIOLOGISTS, 2010)
Cell wall storage polysaccharides (CWSPs) are found as the principal storage compounds in seeds of many taxonomically important groups of plants. These groups developed extremely efficient biochemical mechanisms to disassemble ...
Effect of short-Term ozone treatments on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit quality and cell wall degradation
(American Chemical Society, 2010-01)
We evaluated the effect of short-term gaseous ozone treatment (10 μL/L; 10 min) on tomato fruit quality and cell wall degradation. The treatments did not modify fruit color, sugar content, acidity, or antioxidant capacity ...
Overexpression of the carbohydrate binding module of strawberry expansin2 in Arabidopsis thaliana modifies plant growth and cell wall metabolism
Several cell wall enzymes are carbohydrate active enzymes that contain a putative Carbohydrate Binding Module (CBM) in their structures. The main function of these non-catalitic modules is to facilitate the interaction ...