Living systems are physical objects. Unlike developing animals, that are made up of mechanically soft and contractile cells, growing plant tissues are very rigid and highly pressurized. The resulting immobility of plants could lead one to believe that they do not react to mechanical stresses. Results obtained in recent years demonstrate, on the contrary, the very reactive nature of plants, and of the materials constituting them, at all scales. In this seminar, we will focus on the dynamics of cellulose synthesis to highlight the role of forces in plant morphogenesis.
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plants, active systems, cellulose synthesis