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Transtonoplast pH Changes as a Signal for Activation of the Cytosolic Metabolism in Hevea Latex Cells in Response to Treatments with Ethrel (An Ethylene Releaser). Implications for the Production of a Secondary Metabolite: Natural Rubber

  • Hervé Chréstin
  • Xavier Gidrol
  • Bernard Marin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 134)


The latex of Hevea brasiliensis is a specialized true fluid cytoplasm which is expelled from wounded latex vessels (D’Auzac et al., 1982). It is collected industrially for its high content of a secondary metabolite of high economic interest: Natural rubber.


ATPase Activity Natural Rubber Vacuolar Compartment Vacuolar Acidification Latex Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hervé Chréstin
    • 1
  • Xavier Gidrol
    • 1
  • Bernard Marin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie VégétaleCentre ORSTOM d’AdiopodouméAbidjanIvory Coast

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