Cell Wall Pectic Content as an Early Signal for Cell Separation

  • Roberto Jona
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 35)


Softening is common to various processes that include ripening, several physiological disorders, changes due to pathological attack, wilting of flowers and, in a sense, also abscission. Chemically, these processes have in common, changes to pectic substances which comprise one of the main groups of compounds that make up cell walls.


Sweet Cherry Sour Cherry Abscission Zone Pear Fruit Pectic Substance 
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  • Roberto Jona
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  1. 1.Istituto di Coltivazioni Arboree dell’UniversitaTorinoItaly

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