Plant 'muscles': fibers with a tertiary cell wall.

  title={Plant 'muscles': fibers with a tertiary cell wall.},
  author={Tatyana Gorshkova and Tatyana K Chernova and Natalia Y Mokshina and Marina V. Ageeva and Polina V Mikshina},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={218 1},
Plants, although sessile organisms, are nonetheless able to move their body parts; for example, during root contraction of geophytes or in the gravitropic reaction by woody stems. One of the major mechanisms enabling these movements is the development of specialized structures that possess contractile properties. Quite unlike animal muscles, for which the… CONTINUE READING