Understanding the principles and mechanisms of cell growth coordination in plant tissue remains an outstanding challenge for modern developmental biology. Cell-based modeling is a widely used technique for studying the geometric and topological features of plant tissue morphology during growth. We developed a quasi-one-dimensional model of unidirectional growth of a tissue layer in a linear leaf blade that takes cell autonomous growth mode into account. The model allows for fitting of the visible cell length using the experimental cell length distribution along the longitudinal axis of a wheat leaf epidermis. Additionally, it describes changes in turgor and osmotic pressures for each cell in the growing tissue. Our numerical experiments show that the pressures in the cell change over the cell cycle, and in symplastically growing tissue, they vary from cell to cell and strongly depend on the leaf growing zone to which the cells belong. Therefore, we believe that the mechanical signals generated by pressures are important to consider in simulations of tissue growth as possible targets for molecular genetic regulators of individual cell growth.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Номер статьи1878
Число страниц15
ЖурналFrontiers in Plant Science
Номер выпускаDECEMBER2016
СостояниеОпубликовано - 15 дек. 2016


Подробные сведения о темах исследования «Mechanical behavior of cells within a cell-based model of wheat leaf growth». Вместе они формируют уникальный семантический отпечаток (fingerprint).