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Ubiquity of a Borate-Rhamnogalacturonan II Complex in the Cell Walls of Higher Plants

Toru Matoh, Sayaka Kawaguchi and Masaru Kobayashi

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 37, issue 5, pages 636-640
Published in print July 1996 | ISSN: 0032-0781
e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.pcp.a028992
Ubiquity of a Borate-Rhamnogalacturonan II Complex in the Cell Walls of Higher Plants

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The presence of a borate-rhamnogalacturonan II (RGII) complex [Kobayashi et al. (1996) Plant Physiol. 110: 1017] was examined in cell walls of 24 species from higher plants. We studied two species in Brassicaceae, three in Cucurbitaceae, four in Leguminosae, two in Apiaceae, two in Chenopodiaceae, two in Solanaceae, two in Asteraceae, one in Liliaceae, one in Araeae, two in Amaryllidaceae and three in Gramineae. In all the species examined, cell-wall boron was judged to be associated with RG-II. Moreover, in 15 species it seemed likely that RG-II might be the exclusive carrier of boron in the cell wall.

Keywords: Boron; Boron-polysaccharide complex; Cell wall; Higher plants; Pectic polysaccharide; Rhamnogalacturonan II.

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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