Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 74–77 | Cite as

Sucrose synthesis in callus cultures

  • S. Hisajima
  • Y. Arai
  • T. A. Thorpe
Brief Communication


Occurrence and operation of sucrose synthetic system in randomly selected callus cultures such as persimmon, soybean and poplar cultures were examined by14C-tracer analysis and determining enzyme activities involved in sucrose metabolism. All the enzymes examined were present and14C-glueose was transformed into14C-sucrose in every callus. Sucrose synthetic capacity appears to be widely distributed in cultured plant tissues.


Callus Culture Callus Cell Sucrose Metabolism Sucrose Phosphate Sucrose Synthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hisajima
    • 1
  • Y. Arai
    • 1
  • T. A. Thorpe
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied BiochemistryUniversity of TsukubaIbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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