Journal article

Building a plant cell wall at a glance

Edwin R Lampugnani, Ghazanfar Abbas Khan, Marc Somssich, Staffan Persson

JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE | COMPANY BIOLOGISTS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Plant cells are surrounded by a strong polysaccharide-rich cell wall that aids in determining the overall form, growth and development of the plant body. Indeed, the unique shapes of the 40-odd cell types in plants are determined by their walls, as removal of the cell wall results in spherical protoplasts that are amorphic. Hence, assembly and remodeling of the wall is essential in plant development. Most plant cell walls are composed of a framework of cellulose microfibrils that are cross-linked to each other by heteropolysaccharides. The cell walls are highly dynamic and adapt to the changing requirements of the plant during growth. However, despite the importance of plant cell walls for p..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship


Awarded by ARC Discovery Project grant


Awarded by Hermon Slade Foundation


Awarded by Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Forderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung early postdoc mobility fellowship


Awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Funding Acknowledgements

S.P. and E.R.L. acknowledge the support of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (FT160100218), an ARC Discovery Project grant (DP150103495), and The Hermon Slade Foundation (research grant HSF 15/4 to S.P.). G.A.K. acknowledges the support from a Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Forderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung early postdoc mobility fellowship under the grant number P2LAP3_168408. M.S. is funded through a postdoctoral fellowship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (344523413).