middle lamella


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Fig. 222 Middle lamella . Transverse section through several cell walls.

middle lamella

(pl. lamellae) the thin membrane separating two adjacent plant cells, whose function is to cement them together. It consists of varying amounts of PECTIN, depending on IAA concentration (see Fig. 222 ).
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Ultrastructural changes in the compound middle lamella of Pinus thunbergii during lignification and lignin removal.
Ordinarily, softening process of mangosteen fruit occurred during ripening influenced by the changes of pectic substances in middle lamella and primary cell wall.
The hyphae expands within the lumen of the cell [Fig 4-9] Hyphae were also observed penetrating through the middle lamella of adjacent cells [Fig 5,6,8,9] .hyphae traverse through pit apertures into the adjacent axial parenchyma cells degrading the wall causing elongated troughs indicating its pathway.
During weathering-induced photodegradation, loss of lignin from the lignin-rich middle lamella results in surface fibers being liberated from the wood surface.
In the epithelial colleter cells, the middle lamella of the anticlinal walls degrades; this allows cell separation and space formation (Fig.
Wild type and mutant strains of arabidopsis were raised in pots containing a mixture of sand and vermiculite in a growth chamber at 25[degrees]C, 16 hours day, 8 hours dark for four weeks before subjecting them to leaf puncturing and micromolar application of a mixture of middle lamella dissolving enzymes pectinase and cellulase to mimic sucking insects.
Prior to lignification, during cell elongation, polysaccharides, proteins, and hydroxycinnamic acids are incorporated into the developing pectin-rich middle lamella and primary cell wall.
However, preweathered surfaces had lost all lignin in the middle lamella and there was cell separation, whereas in peracetic acid-treated boards, there was more or less complete lignin removal from the cell corner middle lamella only and partial lignin removal from other cell wall regions.