a: plant cell ~
b: a water balloon in a cardboard box


"A plant cell is like a water balloon in a cardboard box: The water in the balloon pushes outward and the box pushes inward, creating a strong building block that let plants stand tall. In the dwarf mutant, RG-II strands don't cross-link so the box - or cell wall - is more like soggy cardboard"

Writer: Kathleen Cason
Date: Feb 20 2014 6:13 PM

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