Dan Cosgrove-Plant Cell Mapping-microimage

Dan Cosgrove-Plant Cell Mapping-microimage

plant cell mapping

An atomic force microscope allowed researchers a chance to take a much closer look at how microfibrils — hair-like fibers made of cellulose that help form the plant cell walls — moved in the wall. This close-up view may revise the understanding of how plant cell walls grow.

Image: Illustration Patrick Mansell