Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 59–66 | Cite as

Vitrification of carnation in vitro: Changes in cell wall mechanical properties, cellulose and lignin content

  • C. Kevers
  • R. Prat
  • Th. Gaspar


Vitrification of internodes of carnation was brought about by culturing in liquid medium. Cell wall extensibility of these internodes was kinetically followed in comparison to that of normal plants using the constant stress method. Liquid culture induced increased immediate and total deformation capacities of the walls from the second day. Measurements indicated that these deformation capacities involved plastic properties rather than elastic ones. These changes were paralleled by decreased relative levels of cellulose and lignin.

Key words

vitrification Dianthus caryophyllus cell wall extension cellulose lignification carnation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kevers
    • 1
  • R. Prat
    • 2
  • Th. Gaspar
    • 1
  1. 1.Hormonologie fondamentale et appliquée, Institut de Botanique B22Université de LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Biomembranes et Surfaces cellulaires végétalesEcole Normale supérieureParisFrance

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