Plant Vacuole Membrane: Structure and Properties

  • R. K. Salyaev
Conference paper

Abstract

When we enjoy an apple we never realize that we are eating cell vacuoles, actually it is the vacuoles that are the site of the accumulation of various delicious substances: sugars, organic acids, amino acids, proteins and vitamins. In fact the cell wall has the taste of paper and the protoplasm is only 5–10% of the mature cell volume.

Keywords

Carbohydrate Hydrocarbon Polypeptide Compressibility Triglyceride 

Abbreviations

IMP

intramembrane particles

IPs

integral proteins

BLM

artificial bilayer lipid membrane

Lectins: Con A

Concanavalin A

WGA

wheat germ agglutinin

SBA

soybean agglutinin

RCA 120

Ricinus communis agglutinin

HPA

Helix pomatia agglutinin

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Salyaev
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  1. 1.Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and BiochemistrySiberian Branch of the USSR Academy of SciencesUSSR

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