Plant Mechanics Research

Plant Mechanics Research

Plants adapt to changes in external water conditions through functional regulation of different tissues, cells, and molecules. Among these mechanisms, physical mechanisms, especially mechanics, have received increasing attention. Mechanical factors play a key role in the response and self-adaptation at different levels of function, such as mechanical regulation of water transport, tissue deformation, cell growth and movement, and intermolecular interactions. Plant defense performance based on biomechanical principles offers new possibilities for the development of green ecological agriculture.

CD BioSciences, with its state-of-the-art equipment and professional team of experts, is dedicated to studying plant biomechanics, thereby revealing the mechanical properties of plant tissues, cells, and the environment.


Plant Cell Mechanics

Currently, the plant cellular mechanics model is not only the basis for the study of the mechanical behavior of plant tissues but also a bridge connecting the development of macroscopic and microscopic biomechanics. The model has important potential applications in fields such as agriculture and food processing. The structural and material properties of plant cell walls can be directly observed through various biophysical techniques, which in turn reflect the mechanical properties of plant cells.

Mechanical Properties Testing of Plant Materials

Many plant materials, such as wood, have a wide range of applications in construction and furniture manufacturing. Biophysical techniques can be used to test the mechanical properties of these materials, including elasticity, toughness, strength, etc., to guide their rational use and design. In addition, through microscopic observation, scanning electron microscopy, and other techniques, the cell wall structure, fiber arrangement, and other microscopic features of plant materials can be visually observed, thus revealing the sources and influencing factors of their mechanical properties. Comparing the mechanical properties of different plant materials further provides a more scientific basis for the selection and application of plant materials.

Plants and Environmental Mechanics

In nature, the growth and development process of plants is often stimulated by various environmental factors, among which the unfavorable ones for plant growth are environmental stresses, such as early flooding, high salt, freezing, and high temperature. Biophysical techniques were used to study the intrinsic links between the mechanical environment and factors such as root growth, cellular microtubule skeleton arrangement, and growth hormone regulation, to explore the laws of mechanical stimuli affecting plant root growth and development at the root organ, tissue, and cellular levels. These studies have important theoretical significance for understanding plant developmental processes and have potential application value for guiding practical agricultural production.

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CD BioSciences integrates biology, physics, and botany to build an all-encompassing biophysical platform dedicated to providing specialized plant biomechanical analysis services. If you are interested in our services, please contact us for more information.

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