Thesis / Dissertation

Investigating DEFECTIVE KERNEL1 regulation of primary cell wall biosynthesis and mechanical properties during plant growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

Lazar Novakovic, Kim Johnson (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

Plants possess cell wall, a polysaccharide exoskeleton which encompasses all plant cells. Cell wall gives plant cells mechanical support, defines their shape, enables growth and water transport through a plant. It also has important role in communication with the external environment. Regulation of plant cell wall biosynthesis and cell and organ morphogenesis depends on cell’s ability to detect mechanical signals originating both from the external environment and from internal plant tissues. Thanks to the presence of the cell wall, all living plant cells develop constant internal pressure generated by the active water uptake, known as turgor pressure, which enables them to grow. Thus, active..

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