Explain cell elongation (induced by auxin) and its advantages/functions

Asked by somyap | 1st May, 2010, 04:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Auxin promotes cell elongation in the following way: Recently divided cells are small, square shaped and densely packed. Auxin causes these cells to pump H+ into their cell walls. The higher pH activates enzymes to break cross linkages in the wall allowing the ever present turgor pressure to elongate these cells.

 

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Answered by  | 3rd May, 2010, 08:45: AM

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