Cellular force microscopy for in vivo measurements of plant tissue mechanics.

@article{RoutierKierzkowska2012CellularFM,
  title={Cellular force microscopy for in vivo measurements of plant tissue mechanics.},
  author={Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska and Alain Weber and Petra Kochov{\'a} and Dimitris Felekis and Bradley J. Nelson and Cris Kuhlemeier and Richard S. Smith},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={158 4},
  pages={1514-22}
}
Although growth and morphogenesis are controlled by genetics, physical shape change in plant tissue results from a balance between cell wall loosening and intracellular pressure. Despite recent work demonstrating a role for mechanical signals in morphogenesis, precise measurement of mechanical properties at the individual cell level remains a technical challenge. To address this challenge, we have developed cellular force microscopy (CFM), which combines the versatility of classical… CONTINUE READING
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