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Disrupting Two Arabidopsis thaliana Xylosyltransferase Genes Results in Plants Deficient in Xyloglucan, a Major Primary Cell Wall Component[W][OA]
Xyloglucans are the main hemicellulosic polysaccharides found in the primary cell walls of dicots and nongraminaceous monocots, where they are thought to interact with cellulose to form aExpand
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CHITINASE-LIKE1/POM-POM1 and Its Homolog CTL2 Are Glucan-Interacting Proteins Important for Cellulose Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis[W][OA]
Cell wall and cellulose structure is imperative for proper cell elongation and, consequently, the architecture of plants, but components regulating cellulose structure are still elusive. This articleExpand
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Cell-wall recovery after irreversible deformation of wood
The remarkable mechanical properties of biological materials reside in their complex hierarchical architecture and in specific molecular mechanistic phenomena1,2,3. The fundamental importance ofExpand
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Exploring the micromechanical design of plant cell walls.
  • I. Burgert
  • Medicine, Biology
  • American journal of botany
  • 1 October 2006
Plants are hierarchically organized in a way that their macroscopic properties emerge from their micro- and nanostructural level. Hence, micromechanical investigations, which focus on the mechanicalExpand
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Cell wall features with regard to mechanical performance. A review COST Action E35 2004–2008: Wood machining – micromechanics and fracture
Abstract The mechanical performance of wood and wood products is highly dependent on the structural arrangement and properties of the polymers within the fibre cell wall. To improve utilisation andExpand
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Stress generation in the tension wood of poplar is based on the lateral swelling power of the G-layer.
The mechanism of active stress generation in tension wood is still not fully understood. To characterize the functional interdependency between the G-layer and the secondary cell wall, nanostructuralExpand
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Moisture changes in the plant cell wall force cellulose crystallites to deform.
Nano-crystallite deformation of cellulose microfibrils in the secondary cell wall layer of spruce wood tracheids was observed during de- and rehydration experiments below the fibre saturation point.Expand
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The radial reinforcement of the wood structure and its implication on mechanical and fracture mechanical properties—A comparison between two tree species
The radial direction of wood is reinforced by an additional tissue called rays. These rays are one of the reasons for the anisotropy of wood in the transverse plane. In this paper the influence ofExpand
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Plants control the properties and actuation of their organs through the orientation of cellulose fibrils in their cell walls.
Plants use the orientation of cellulose microfibrils to create cell walls with anisotropic properties related to specific functions. This enables organisms to control the shape and size of cellsExpand
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The Role of Wheat Awns in the Seed Dispersal Unit
The dispersal unit of wild wheat bears two pronounced awns that balance the unit as it falls. We discovered that the awns are also able to propel the seeds on and into the ground. The arrangement ofExpand
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