In plant cells, a conserved mechanism for perceiving mechanical force resides in unexpected location

Source: ScienceDaily

Minuscule tunnels through the cell membrane help cells to perceive and respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or touch. A new study directly investigates what PIEZO channels are doing in the tip-growing cells in moss and pollen tubes of flowering plants, and how.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210729143453.htm