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Estimates of biomechanical forces in Magnaporthe grisea.

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The mechanical actions of the fungus Magnaporthe grisea raise many intriguing questions concerning the forces involved. These include: (1) the material properties of the appressorial wall; (2) the strength of the adhesive that keeps the appressorium anchored to the rice leaf surface; and (3) the forces involved in the penetration process whereby a peg is driven through the host cell wall. In this paper we give order of magnitude estimates for all three of these quantities. A simple Young-Lapl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Role:
Author
Journal:
Mycological research
Volume:
110
Issue:
Pt 7
Pages:
755-759
Publication date:
2006-07-01
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EISSN:
1469-8102
ISSN:
0953-7562
Source identifiers:
188011
Language:
English
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pubs:188011
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2013-11-16

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