Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 653796, 10 pages
Starch Granule and Protein Accumulation during Seed Development of Ginkgo biloba L.
1College of Horticulture and Plant Protection, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
2College of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
Received 21 September 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012
Academic Editors: M. Adrian, J. F. Gutierrez-Marcos, and S. Satoh
Copyright © 2012 Biao Jin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Using a double-staining technique, the idioblasts were colored red by periodic acid-schiff staining, indicating that they contained amylose (Figure A); toluidine blue O staining, which stains proteins blue, showed that they also contained abundant proteins (Figure B).