1972) Struc ture and biosynthesis of the hydroxyl fatty acids of cutin
in Vicia faba leaves.
According to Nevo, once we can fully understand the mechanism behind the production of cutin
and discover genetic variants of the Eibi1 gene, we will have the ability to enhance the cuticle formation of wheat and barley species so as to make them more resistant to water loss and more durable in the dryer conditions on land.
Herbaceous samples pose a more difficult problem, most notably because of the higher protein contents and the frequent appearance of waxes from cutin
when leafy materials are subjected to analysis.
The stem's outermost layer is composed of epidermal cells that contain a waxy layer called cutin
The hydrolysis of potato and Swedish turnip peels was very limited, because of the high cutin
or suberin content on the vegetable surface.
They often involve large amounts of cutin
and may serve as water loss protection.
Det Nigel Cutin
, of Newark CID, said: "This was a callous attack.
Cellulose (plant cell-wall fiber) is very resistant to decomposition, lignin (a cellulose-binder) is even more resistant, and suberin and cutin
(waxy, resinous plant coverings) are among the most resistant organic materials known.
The reason is that enzymes that hyclrolyze naturally occurring hydrophobic (poly)esters such as cutin
and lipids may also attack PCL (27, 28).
However, 13C CPMAS NMR shows that foliar litter is actually rather low in lignin (5-10%), and may contain similar or higher proportions of two other biopolymers, cutin
and condensed tannins (CT) .
Insoluble components are found primarily in cellulose (the least soluble of all fibers), hemicellulose, lignin, cutin
In fact, Kauffman could wind up financing the future of hundreds of inner-city students like Syreeta, contingent on a deal he cutin
the fall of 1988 with some 300 students at Westport High School in Kansas City, Mo.