Heterogeneity in the chemistry, structure and function of plant cell walls.

  title={Heterogeneity in the chemistry, structure and function of plant cell walls.},
  author={Rachel A. Burton and Michael J Gidley and Geoffrey B. Fincher},
  journal={Nature chemical biology},
  volume={6 10},
Higher plants resist the forces of gravity and powerful lateral forces through the cumulative strength of the walls that surround individual cells. These walls consist mainly of cellulose, noncellulosic polysaccharides and lignin, in proportions that depend upon the specific functions of the cell and its stage of development. Spatially and temporally controlled heterogeneity in the physicochemical properties of wall polysaccharides is observed at the tissue and individual cell levels, and… CONTINUE READING


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