All plant cells are provided with the necessary rigidity to withstand the turgor by an exterior cell wall. This wall is composed of long crystalline cellulose microfibrils embedded in a matrix of other polysaccharides. The cellulose microfibrils are deposited by mobile membrane bound protein complexes in remarkably ordered lamellar textures. The mechanism by which these ordered textures arise, however, is still under debate. The geometrical model for cell wall deposition proposed by Emons and Mulder (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 95, 7215–7219, 1998) provides a detailed approach to the case of cell wall deposition in non-growing cells, where there is no evidence for the direct influence of other cellular components such as microtubules. The model successfully reproduces even

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-009-9472-0
Journal Bull. Math. Biol.
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Diotallevi, F, Mulder, B.M, & Grasman, J. (2010). On the robustness of the geometrical model for cell wall deposition. Bull. Math. Biol., 72(4), 869–895. doi:10.1007/s11538-009-9472-0