Growth, sucrose synthase, and invertase activities of developing Phaseolus vulgaris L. fruits

  • Author(s): Sung, Shi-Jean S.; Sheih, W.J.; Geiger, D.R.; Black, C.C.
  • Date: 1994
  • Source: Plant, Cell, and Environment 17:419-426.
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Activities of sucrose-cleaving enzymes, acid and neutral invertase and sucrose synthase, were measured in pods and seeds of developing snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) fruits, and compared with 14C-import, elongation and dry weight accumulation. The data supports the association of specific sucrose-cleaving enzymes with the specific processes that occur in the developing pods and seeds of snap bean fruits; for example, acid invertase with pod elongation and sucrose synthase with fruit dry matter accumulation.

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