publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Plant cell walls throughout evolution: towards a molecular understanding of their design principles

Sarkar, P.; Bosneaga, E.; Auer, M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 17 Aug 2009
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Throughout their life, plants typically remain in one location utilizing sunlight for the synthesis of carbohydrates, which serve as their sole source of energy as well as building blocks of a protective extracellular matrix, called the cell wall. During the course of evolution, plants have repeatedly adapted to their respective niche, which is reflected in the changes of their body plan and the specific design of cell walls. Cell walls not only changed throughout evolution but also are constantly remodelled and reconstructed during the development of an individual plant, and in response to environmental stress or pathogen attacks. Carbohydrate-rich cell walls d...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Environmental Energy Technologies, 3D organization, chemical composition, deconstruction, evolution, electron microscopy, plant cell wall, spectroscopy., Plant Science, Physiology, Cell wall, Environmental stress, Niche, Biology, Biochemistry, Design elements and principles, Botany
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Plant cell walls throughout evolution: towards a molecular understanding of their design principles

Sarkar, P.; Bosneaga, E.; Auer, M.;