Table II.

Degree methylation of polygalacturonic acid of seed mucilage

LineRelative ADK ActivityDegree Methyl Esterification
% of WT %
WT10017.6  ± 1.8
sADK4-52513.2  ± 0.4
sADK9-31010.3  ± 0.1
sADK7-477.6  ± 1.0

The level of methyl esterification of uronic acid residues recovered from ammonium oxalate extracts of WT and ADK-deficient seed. The degree methyl esterification represents the mean of three extractions and these.