Learning from an intelligent mechanosensing system of plants

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List of Authors: Tan‐Phat Huynh, Hossam Haick
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Advanced Materials Technologies
Journal acronym: Adv. Funct. Mater.
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 2365-709X
eISSN: 2365-709X


Mechanosensing in plants affords sensing a wide variety of mechanical stimuli (e.g., gravity, touch, wind, or turgor pressure); therefore, it helps some of them to sense, trap, and devour nutritious animals and/or track water. A glimpse on how learning from the plants' mechanosensing could be beneficial for real-world applications in the 21st century is provided herein, starting with an overview of the molecular mechanism behind the mechanotransduction; viz., the change of Ca2+ concentration across the membrane of mechanosensory cells. Details on the mechanosensory organs that characterize the vascular plants are then presented. How scientists apply the current knowledge to plant-mimetic mechanosensors via advanced materials and technologies is also discussed, ending with a supplementing perspective on the future of plant-inspired mechanosensing research.


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