Journal article

The impact of abiotic factors on cellulose synthesis

Ting Wang, Heather E McFarlane, Staffan Persson

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

As sessile organisms, plants require mechanisms to sense and respond to changes in their environment, including both biotic and abiotic factors. One of the most common plant adaptations to environmental changes is differential regulation of growth, which results in growth either away from adverse conditions or towards more favorable conditions. As cell walls shape plant growth, this differential growth response must be accompanied by alterations to the plant cell wall. Here, we review the impact of four abiotic factors (osmotic conditions, ionic stress, light, and temperature) on the synthesis of cellulose, an important component of the plant cell wall. Understanding how different abiotic fa..

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