Search for dissertations about: "xylem parenchyma"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words xylem parenchyma.

  1. 1. Cellular Aspects of Lignin Biosynthesis in Xylem Vessels of Zinnia and Arabidopsis

    Author : Henrik Serk; Edouard Pesquet; Simon Hawkins; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Lignin; tracheary elements; xylem wood; post-mortem lignification; non-cell autonomous process; xylem parenchyma; endoreplication; reactive oxygen species; laccases; peroxidases; molecular cell biology; molekylär cellbiologi;

    Abstract : Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer on earth and is found in the wood (xylem) of vascular land plants. To transport the hydro-mineral sap, xylem forms specialized conduit cells, called tracheary elements (TEs), which are hollow dead cylinders reinforced with lateral secondary cell walls (SCW). READ MORE

  2. 2. Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development

    Author : Sacha Escamez; Hannele Tuominen; Andrew Groover; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Xylem; Arabidopsis; programmed cell death; tracheary element; xylem vessel; autophagy; metacaspase; lignin; secondary cell wall; chromatin; gene expression;

    Abstract : The evolutionary success of land plants was fostered by the acquisition of the xylem vascular tissue which conducts water and minerals upwards from the roots. The xylem tissue of flowering plants is composed of three main types of cells: the sap-conducting tracheary elements (TE), the fibres which provide mechanical support and the parenchyma cells which provide metabolic support to the tissue. READ MORE