Intercellular adhesion and cell separation in plants

@inproceedings{Jarvis2003IntercellularAA,
  title={Intercellular adhesion and cell separation in plants},
  author={Michael C. Jarvis and Steven P Briggs and J Paul Knox},
  year={2003}
}
Adhesion between plant cells is a fundamental feature of plant growth and development, and an essential part of the strategy by which growing plants achieve mechanical strength. Turgor pressure provides non-woody plant tissues with mechanical rigidity and the driving force for growth, but at the same time it generates large forces tending to separate cells. These are resisted by reinforcing zones located precisely at the points of maximum stress. In dicots the reinforcing zones are occupied by… CONTINUE READING
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