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Sporopollenin

sporopollenin

a major component of the tough outer (exine) walls of spores and pollen grains.

(Science: biopolymer) a mixture of biopolymers, containing mainly long chain fatty acids, phenylpropanoids, phenolics and traces of carotenoids.

heteropolymer of p-Coumaric acid, longchain aliphatic hydroxy-, mono- and dicarbonic acids, found in the exine of the pollen wall, in the walls of the spores of ferns and mosses and in the walls of oospores of Charophyta. Extremely resistant to chemical or enzymic degradation.


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Sporopollenin

understand that sporopollenin itself isn't completely understood, Right, thjey first must unravel the mystery of its composition. But there are numerous studies underway, you just have to spend a few hours doing google searches. ...

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by Linn
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:42 am
 
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Sporopollenin

I've been looking for the chemistry of sporopollenin. In particular the reactions that can be done to attach different groups to it. I understand that sporopollenin itself isn't completely understood, but I know someone has to of been able to ...

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by number77
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:36 am
 
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