Quantifying the resulting mechanical parameters is critical for clarifying the mechanical consequences caused by the changed cell wall composition. CD BioSciences is committed to providing our customers with services for the characterization of mechanical properties of plant cell walls and submitting detailed and scientific experimental reports to customers.
The cell wall has long been of interest to researchers because of its unique mechanical properties. It has both the mechanical stability to support plant morphology and the ability to allow cells to expand for growth without rupture. The non-linear way it responds to stress can even actively change to suit the plant's growth needs at different stages. These properties provide the inspiration for the production of polymer materials with improved strength and ductility.
A number of different methods have been used to measure the stiffness of plant tissues, such as stretching separated tissues directly with an extensometer and manipulating turgor pressure with a pressure probe followed by measuring the resulting deformation. However, these techniques are destructive to the sample and cannot be used to measure the mechanical properties of living tissues. In recent years, advances in instrumentation and technology in the field of biophysical analysis have facilitated the study of the mechanical properties of plant cell walls. New techniques such as atomic force microscopy (AFM) and microindentation have opened up new possibilities for measuring the mechanical properties of biological systems in vivo.
Fig.1 The hardware of cellular force microscopy. (Majda, 2019)
We have established a number of advanced techniques such as relaxation spectroscopy and cellular force microscopy to help our customers characterize the cell wall properties of growing cells. Our services include but are not limited to:
CD BioSciences is a leading provider in the field of biophysical analysis. We have extensive experience in characterizing the mechanical properties of plant cell walls. We are capable of providing professional and efficient solutions to meet your specific research and project development needs in the field of cell wall analysis. If you are interested in our services, please contact us directly for more details.
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