Fraction of cell wall matrix that is water

Range 75 to 80 %
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.174 2nd paragraphPubMed ID9442872
Comments The most abundant, but often overlooked, component of the wall is water, which makes up about two thirds of the wall mass in growing tissues. This water is located mainly in the matrix (~75–80% water), which suggests that the matrix has the properties of a relatively dense hydrogel.
Entered by Uri M
ID 106010