Calcium-pectin chemistry and biomechanics: Biological background and mathematical modelling

Mariya Ptashnyk, Henry R. Allen

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Abstract

In this chapter the impact of pectin and calcium-pectin chemistry on the mechanical properties, morphogenesis, and growth of plant cell walls and tissues is considered. We combine an overview of the underlying biological processes with the formulation of and numerical simulation results for mathematical models for interactions between the chemistry and mechanical properties and growth of plant cell walls. The role of the microscopic structure of plant cell walls and pectin-related cell wall signalling pathways in the interplay between the pectin chemistry and mechanics is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Biomechanics
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Structure to Function at Multiple Scales
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages273-303
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9783319790992
ISBN (Print)9783319790985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2018

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