How the geometrical model for plant cell wall formation enables the production of a random texture

B. Mulder, J.H.N. Schel, A.M.C. Emons

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Abstract

Cellulose synthase (CESA) molecules are the building blocks and catalytic centers of the CESA complex. The study of mutants in Arabidopsis has led to insight into the structure of these nanomachines. Inside the plasma membrane, the CESA molecules are arranged in complexes, which, apart from the CESA molecules proper, contain other, mostly unidentified, proteins. We developed a theory in which CESA density, together with distance between cellulose microfibrils (CMFs) being deposited and cell geometry, determines wall texture. We have shown earlier how this theory is able to explain the production of axial, helical, helicoid and crossed-polylamellate textures. In the present article we extend this theory to random wall textures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-401
JournalCellulose
Volume11
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • arabidopsis root hairs
  • microfibril deposition
  • winding threads
  • vicia-sativa
  • actin
  • architecture
  • growth
  • tip
  • morphogenesis
  • disruption

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