Crumbling under Pressure
Author(s)Mason, Frank M.; Martin, Adam C.; Mason, Frank M; Martin, Adam C
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In order for an organism to maintain its form, it must be able to withstand physical perturbation, including the pull of gravity. A recent study in Nature from Porazinski and colleagues (2015) suggests that mechanisms promoting tissue tension are critical to resist the Earth’s downward pull.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biology
Mason, Frank M., and Adam C. Martin. “Crumbling Under Pressure.” Developmental Cell 33, no. 2 (April 2015): 122–124.
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