CEQUINOR   05415
CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Characterization of Calcium Oxalate Biominerals in Some (Non-Cactaceae) Succulent Plant Species
Autor/es:
MONJE, PV; ENRIQUE JOSE BARAN
Revista:
Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung C-A Journal of Biosciences
Editorial:
Verlag der Z. Naturforschung
Referencias:
Lugar: Tübingen, Alemania; Año: 2010 vol. 65 p. 429 - 429
ISSN:
0939-5075
Resumen:
   The water-accumulating leaves of crassulacean acid metabolism plants belonging to five different families were investigated for the presence of biominerals by infrared spectroscopy and microscopic analyses. Spectroscopic results revealed that the mineral present in succulent species of Agavaceae, Aizoaceae and Asphodelaceae was calcium oxalate monohydrate (whewellite, CaC2O4.H2O). Crystals were predominantly found in raphides or solitary crystals of various morphologies. However, representative Crassulaceae members and a succulent species of Asteraceae did not show the presence of biominerals. Overall, these results suggest no correlation between calcium oxalate generation and crassulacean acid metabolism in succulent plants.