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Morphology and ontogeny of tannin-producing structures in two tropical legume trees

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Author(s):
de Barros, Thais Cury [1, 2] ; Teixeira, Simone Padua [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, Dept Ciencias Farmaceut, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biol, Programa Posgrad Biol Comparada, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: BOTANY; v. 92, n. 7, p. 513-521, JUL 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Two legume trees largely known as tannin producers-Dimorphandra mollis Benth. (Caesalpinioideae) and Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.) Coville (Mimosoideae)-were used as models to elucidate the morphology and ontogeny of tannin cells. Vegetative parts of plants were processed for observation using light and electron microscopy (scanning and transmission). Idioblasts, found even in young plants of both species, and secretory trichomes, observed in vegetative buds of mature plants of S. adstringens, are responsible for tannin production. The tanniniferous idioblasts originate from protoderm and also from ground meristem cells. The ground meristem proved to be the best place to study the development of tanniniferous idioblasts at different stages of development, which allowed us to monitor the production and accumulation of tannins in the same tissue. Our data indicate that there is a relationship between the production of tannins and the process of vacuolation of tanniniferous cells. The results also indicate the probable performance of rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) and plastids in the production of tannins. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/07392-3 - Tannin-producing structures in Dimorphandra mollis Benth. and Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.) Coville (Leguminosae)
Grantee:Thais Cury de Barros
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 08/55434-7 - Secretory structures in plant species from cerrado: structural, chemical and ecological approaches
Grantee:Silvia Rodrigues Machado
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants