Journal article

Associations between phytohormones and cellulose biosynthesis in land plants

Liu Wang, Bret E Hart, Ghazanfar Abbas Khan, Edward R Cruz, Staffan Persson, Ian S Wallace

Annals of Botany | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


Background Phytohormones are small molecules that regulate virtually every aspect of plant growth and development, from basic cellular processes, such as cell expansion and division, to whole plant environmental responses. While the phytohormone levels and distribution thus tell the plant how to adjust itself, the corresponding growth alterations are actuated by cell wall modification/synthesis and internal turgor. Plant cell walls are complex polysaccharide-rich extracellular matrixes that surround all plant cells. Among the cell wall components, cellulose is typically the major polysaccharide, and is the load-bearing structure of the walls. Hence, the cell wall distribution of cellulose, w..

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Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Funding Acknowledgements

L.W. is supported by the China Scholarship Council. G.A.K. is a recipient of a Swiss National Science Foundation grant (P400PB_180834/1). S.P. is funded through Australian Research Council FT and DP grants (DP190101941; FT160100218). I.S.W. is supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (MCB 1750359).