The cellular mechanics of an invasive lifestyle.

@article{Nezhad2013TheCM,
  title={The cellular mechanics of an invasive lifestyle.},
  author={Amir Sanati Nezhad and Anja Geitmann},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2013},
  volume={64 15},
  pages={4709-28}
}
Invasive behaviour is the hallmark of a variety of cell types of animal, plant, and fungal origin. Here we review the purpose and mechanism of invasive growth and migration. The focus is on the physical principles governing the process, the source of invasive force, and the cellular mechanism by which the cell penetrates the substrate. The current experimental methods for measuring invasive force and the modelling approaches for studying invasive behaviour are explained, and future experimental… CONTINUE READING
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