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Quantifying the plant actin cytoskeleton response to applied pressure using nanoindentation

Branco, Rémi; Pearsall, Eliza-Jane; Rundle, Chelsea A; White, Rosemary G; Bradby, Jodie E; Hardham, Adrienne R


Detection of potentially pathogenic microbes through recognition by plants and animals of both physical and chemical signals associated with the pathogens is vital for host well-being. Signal perception leads to the induction of a variety of responses that augment pre-existing, constitutive defences. The plant cell wall is a highly effective preformed barrier which becomes locally reinforced at the infection site through delivery of new wall material by the actin cytoskeleton. Although...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Protoplasma
DOI: 10.1007/s00709-016-0984-9


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