Fourier transform mid infrared spectroscopy applications for monitoring the structural plasticity of plant cell walls
- Área de Fisiología Vegetal, Departamento de Ingeniería y Ciencias Agrarias, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales, Universidad de León, León, Spain
Fourier transform mid-infrared (FT-MIR) spectroscopy has been extensively used as a potent, fast and non-destructive procedure for analyzing cell wall architectures, with the capacity to provide abundant information about their polymers, functional groups, and in muro entanglement. In conjunction with multivariate analyses, this method has proved to be a valuable tool for tracking alterations in cell walls. The present review examines recent progress in the use of FT-MIR spectroscopy to monitor cell wall changes occurring in muro as a result of various factors, such as growth and development processes, genetic modifications, exposition or habituation to cellulose biosynthesis inhibitors and responses to other abiotic or biotic stresses, as well as its biotechnological applications.
Keywords: cell wall, stress, mutants, development, FT-MIR spectroscopy
Citation: Largo-Gosens A, Hernández-Altamirano M, García-Calvo L, Alonso-Simón A, Álvarez J and Acebes JL (2014) Fourier transform mid infrared spectroscopy applications for monitoring the structural plasticity of plant cell walls. Front. Plant Sci. 5:303. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00303
Received: 30 April 2014; Paper pending published: 22 May 2014;
Accepted: 09 June 2014; Published online: 30 June 2014.
Edited by:Miguel Vega-Sanchez, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Reviewed by:Grégory Mouille, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Monika Szymanska-Chargot, Institute of Agrophysics, Poland
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*Correspondence: José L. Acebes, Área de Fisiología Vegetal, Departamento de Ingeniería y Ciencias Agrarias, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana s/n, E-24071 León, Spain e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org