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aldotriose

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A 3-carbon monosaccharide that contains an aldehyde group.

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aleuroplast

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A leucoplast type of plastid that is involved in the storage of proteins.

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allosteric effect

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The binding of a ligand to one site on a protein molecule in such a way that the properties of another site on the same protein are affected. Some enzymes are allosteric proteins, and their...

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biuret reaction

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A colorimetric reaction that serves as a basis for the qualitative and quantitative determination of proteins. It depends upon the fact that in a strongly alkaline solution, compounds such...

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bundle sheath

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Chemistry.

A layer surrounding a vascular bundle, usually consisting of parenchyma cells but sometimes of sclerenchyma. See C4 pathway.

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cyclic photophosphorylation

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The synthesis of ATP during photosynthesis, coupled to the cyclic passage of electrons to and from P700, the specialized form of chlorophyll a which is involved in photosystem I, using a...

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elaioplast

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A leucoplast type of plastid involved in the storage of oils.

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ethene

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(ethylene)

A gas (C2H4) that is produced naturally by plants, and which functions as a hormone is the control of such processes as germination, cell growth, fruit ripening,...

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isoelectric focusing

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A technique for the electrophoretic (see electrophoresis) separation of amphoteric (i.e. able to combine with either an acid or a base) molecules in a gradient of pH, usually formed from a...

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kinetin

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(6-fururylaminopurine)

A degradation product of animal DNA, which does not occur naturally and which has properties similar to those of cytokinins. Applied to certain leaves,...

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