A model of cell wall expansion based on thermodynamics of polymer networks

Boris A. Veytsman, Daniel J. Cosgrove

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Abstract

A theory of cell wall extension is proposed. It is shown that macroscopic properties of cell walls can be explained through the microscopic properties of interpenetrating networks of cellulose and hemicellulose. The qualitative conclusions of the theory agree with the existing experimental data. The dependence of the cell wall yield threshold on the secretion of the wall components is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2240-2250
Number of pages11
JournalBiophysical journal
Volume75
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics

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