FORCE-ing the shape

Peter Grones*, Sara Raggi, Stéphanie Robert

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Abstract

The plant cell wall is a dynamic structure that mediates cell and organ morphogenesis and provides structural support to the whole plant body. The primary load bearing components of the cell wall are a cellulose–xyloglucan network embedded in a pectin matrix. Plant morphogenesis is regulated by a constant adjustment of the chemical structure and thus mechanical properties of the cell wall components. These modifications are modulated by a variety of different remodeling agents that precisely control cell wall mechanical properties. Here, we briefly review the major recent updates on cell wall mechanics during growth and development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

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