Plant Morphogenesis: A Role for Mechanical Signals

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The current paradigm for plant morphogenesis dictates that cortical microtubules serve as a template for the assembly of the cellulosic wall which, in turn, controls cell expansion. A new study provides direct evidence that tissue-level tension can serve as a mechanical signal to align cortical microtubules, thus establishing a critical feedback mechanism for the morphogenetic process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R207-R208
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 10 Mar 2009


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