Mechanical stress and lignification

Mike Folsom mwfolsom at
Thu Apr 2 13:29:52 EST 1992

In article <1992Apr2.054523.9536 at> karen at (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!  

Be well!


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