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Cell wall evolution and diversity
(Frontiers Media, 2012-07-06)
Plant cell walls display a considerable degree of diversity in their compositions and molecular architectures. In some cases the functional significance of a particular cell wall type appears to be easy to discern: secondary ...
Beyond the green: understanding the evolutionary puzzle of plant and algal cell walls
(American Society of Plant Biologists, 2010-04-26)
Niklas (2000) defined plants as “photosynthetic eukaryotes,” thereby including brown, red, and green macroalgae and microalgae. These groups share several features, including the presence of a complex, dynamic, and ...
Ceratopteris richardii (C-Fern): a model for investigating adaptive modification of vascular plant cell walls
(Frontiers Media, 2013-09-23)
Plant cell walls are essential for most aspects of plant growth, development, and survival, including cell division, expansive cell growth, cell-cell communication, biomechanical properties, and stress responses. Therefore, ...
Charophytes: evolutionary giants and emerging model organisms
(Frontiers Media, 2016-10-10)
Charophytes are the group of green algae whose ancestral lineage gave rise to land plants in what resulted in a profoundly transformative event in the natural history of the planet. Extant charophytes exhibit many features ...