Mechanical stress and lignification
mwfolsom at hydra.unm.edu
Thu Apr 2 13:29:52 EST 1992
In article <1992Apr2.054523.9536 at athena.cs.uga.edu> karen at athena.cs.uga.edu (Karen Snetselaar) writes:
Re: my comments on Tony's post Karen says -
>Lignification is a common plant response to various abiotic
>stresses like needles sticks and abrasions as well as to pathogens
>and insects. Histological techniques are often used to document
>lignin deposition. Lignin is autofluorescent (so are some other common
>cell-wall components) and there are some stains that are more-or-less
>selective for lignin. These sorts of techniques are useful for
>monitoring localized lignification, but it seems to me they wouldn't
>be so useful for answering your question. The pulp and paper people
>extract lignin all the time; maybe that's the place to look for techniques.
Well, Tony what is your question?
I took it to be about metabolic pathways and Karen seems to see it from
a different point of view - so Tony expiring minds want to know!
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