Turgor pressure in growing plant cells

Range 0.3 to 1 MPa
Organism Plants
Reference Cosgrove DJ. Assembly and enlargement of the primary cell wall in plants. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 1997 13: 171-201. p.185 3rd paragraphPubMed ID9442872
Primary Source Cosgrove D. Biophysical control of plant cell growth. Annu Rev Plant Physiol. 1986 37: 377-405.PubMed ID11539701
Comments because the wall is so thin relative to the cross section of the cell, wall stresses are calculated to be very large, in the range of 30 to 100 MPa (equivalent to 300 to 1000 atm). See BNID 100584
Entered by Uri M
ID 106012