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Hemp I / Hemp II / Asplenium / Ferns / Xyloglucan / Xylan / Arabinan / Cell adhesion

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Ferns:

Animated images showing immunofluorescence detection of cell wall epitopes in transverse sections of fern petioles.
Images provided by Olivier Leroux, Ghent University

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TS of petiole of fern Asplenium rutifolium showing vascular bundle and surrounding cortical parenchyma. Cycling images of Calcofluor staining and intracellular occurrence of the JIM13 AGP epitope .

 

Region of cortex and epidermis of Asplenium rutifolium petiole showing LM11 xylan epitope in epidermal and cortical cells and red autofluorescence of a fibre bundle.

 
 

Meristele of a Cyathea tree fern petiole showing abundance of the LM6 arabinan epitope in the parenchyma of the vascular bundle. 

 

Transverse section through a petiole of the aquatic fern Marsilea showing the abundance of the LM6 arabinan epitope in the parenchyma of the vascular bundle along with cycling images of Calcofluor staining and red autofluorescence.   

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

Last modified 22/02/10