TITLE

New insight into silica deposition in horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Plant Biology;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study conducted on silica deposition in the plant Equisetum arvense, also known as horsetail. Silica deposits were observed in all regions of the plant from the rhizome through to the stem, leaf and spores. Various structures in the plant were silicified including cell walls, cell plates, plasmodesmata, and stomata at varying stages of differentiation. The study suggested that callose might be templating silica deposition in horsetail.
ACCESSION #
65246728

 

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