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Biomechanics of Tip Growing Cells

Tip Growing Hypha of Neurospora crassa, green labeled nuclei
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What is Tip Growth?

Tip growth is an extreme form of polarized cell wall growth driven by high turgor pressure. It is the typical mode of cell growth in the hyphae of fungi, oomycetes as well as the pollen tubes and root hairs of many flowering plants.


Tip growth is thus important in mycology, microbiology, agriculture and any other realm that attempts to understand and harness vegetative growth

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