Planta

, Volume 162, Issue 3, pp 283–288

Physiology and biosynthesis of lychnose in Cerastium arvense

  • Herbert Hopf
  • Gabriele Gruber
  • Anita Zinn
  • Otto Kandler
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00397451

Cite this article as:
Hopf, H., Gruber, G., Zinn, A. et al. Planta (1984) 162: 283. doi:10.1007/BF00397451

Abstract

The synthesis and accumulation of lychnose and isolychnose in leaves of Cerastium arvense during late fall and winter were shown to be controlled mainly by the temperature regime, while the photoperiodic regime had only a quantitative effect. Labelled lychnose and isolychnose were formed from [14C]raffinose in a cell-free enzyme preparation of leaves of Cerastium arvense in accordance with the equation: raffinose+raffinose →(iso-)lychnose+sucrose.

Key words

CerastiumGalactosyl transferaseLychnose seriesOligosaccharideStorage carbohydrate

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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Hopf
    • 1
  • Gabriele Gruber
    • 1
  • Anita Zinn
    • 1
  • Otto Kandler
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanisches Institut der UniversitätMünchen 19Germany