Latest Cell wall Stories
A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled.
Multicellular organisms must have a means for cells to communicate with one another.
Blossom end rot on tomatoes and cucumbers, bitter-pit in apples – these unpleasant blemishes on fruits and vegetables not only compromises the flavor but also causes significant harvest losses every year.
University of Georgia researchers have discovered that two proteins come together in an unexpected way to make a carbohydrate, a chain of sugar molecules, in plant cell walls.
In 1925, Henry Ford observed that fuel is present in all vegetative matter that can be fermented and predicted that Americans would someday grow their own fuel.
Taking a cue from Mother Nature, researchers at the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have undertaken a first-of-its-kind study of a naturally occurring phenomenon in trees to spur the development of more efficient bioenergy crops.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa targets opponents' cell walls and immunizes itself against its own weapons.
Plants have neither supportive bone tissue nor muscles, and yet they can form rigid structures like stalks and even tree trunks.
Plants, too, have an immune system that protects them against diseases.
Glycomics is the functional study of the entire set of sugars found in a given species.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.