Project

Evolution and dynamics of collenchymatous cell walls: a structural-functional approach

Duration
01 October 2011 → 01 October 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General biology
    • Plant biology
Keywords
evolution histology plant cell walls biomechanics
 
Project description

The specialised properties of plant tissues result mainly from the combination of polymers within their cell walls. Detailed characterisation of cell walls is needed to generate understanding into how cell wall architecture results in specialized properties. This project aims to gain insight into structural-functional relationships of collenchymatous cell walls by studying their evolution, cell wall composition, dynamics and biomechanical properties.