Xyloglucan cell wall polysaccharide in a pea stem vascular bundle
In a transverse section of a pea stem vascular bundle, the unmasked xyloglucan epitope occurs most abundantly in cell walls of the phloem region (top center of image) and cells surrounding the protoxylem (bottom center). Indirect immunofluorescence shows LM15 xyloglucan epitopes (LM15 monoclonal antibody, yellow/green FITC), and this was combined with Calcofluor staining of all cell walls (blue). This month features a guest image which was recently published in BMC Plant Biology.
Taken from: Paul Knox et al., 2008, BMC Plant Biology [View article]
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