Cell Wall Extensin Genes

  • James B. Cooper
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Multicellular organisms are composed of coordinately regulated cells embedded in a secreted extracellular matrix. This secreted cell wall integrates the biophysical structure of groups of cells to form tissues, and regulates the growth and development of the entrapped cells by a variety of mechanisms. An excess of fixed carbon allowed plant cells to evolve walls with a high content of structural polysaccharides, the properties of which caused plants to evolve unique cellular strategies for regulating cell growth and development.


Cell Wall Protein Carrot Root Bean Hypocotyl Bean Cell Cell Wall Hydrolytic Enzyme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James B. Cooper
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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