Bottom-up assembly of synthetic plant cells
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Recently, isolated CNFs has been utilized as outer cell wall to assemble around micro containers (Paulraj, T. et al., Nat. Comm., 2020). In such an assembly termed as “plantosomes” or synthetic plant cell, the lipid growth was regulated by changes in the pH or ions, similar to what occurs in plant cells. This project focuses on the bottom-up assembly of more natural plant cell and and increase the complexity of the assembly. This can provide a better working model for the scientific community interested in plant cells and pave the way for the development of new polymeric materials.