Pollen tube growth: coping with mechanical obstacles involves the cytoskeleton

@article{Gossot2007PollenTG,
  title={Pollen tube growth: coping with mechanical obstacles involves the cytoskeleton},
  author={Olivier Gossot and Anja Geitmann},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2007},
  volume={226},
  pages={405-416}
}
Cellular growth and movement require both the control of direction and the physical capacity to generate forces. In animal cells directional control and growth forces are generated by the polymerization of and traction between the elements of the cytoskeleton. Whether actual forces generated by the cytoskeleton play a role in plant cell growth is largely unknown as the interplay between turgor and cell wall is considered to be the predominant structural feature in plant cell morphogenesis. We… Expand
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