Cytoskeleton and plant organogenesis

Kost B, Bao YQ, Chua NH (2002)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2002


Publisher: Royal Society, The

Book Volume: 357

Pages Range: 777-789

Journal Issue: 1422

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2002.1090


The functions of microtubules and actin filaments during various processes that are essential for the growth, reproduction and survival of single plant cells have been well characterized. A large number of plant structural cytoskeletal or cytoskeleton-associated proteins, as well as genes encoding such proteins, have been identified. Although many of these genes and proteins have been partially characterized with respect to their functions, a coherent picture of how they interact to execute cytoskeletal functions in plant cells has yet to emerge. Cytoskeleton-controlled cellular processes are expected to play crucial roles during plant Cell differentiation and organogenesis, but what exactly these roles are has only been investigated in a limited number of studies in the whole plant context. The intent of this review is to discuss the results of these studies in the light of what is known about the cellular functions of the plant cytoskeleton, and about the proteins and genes that are required for them. Directions are outlined for future work to advance our understanding of how the cytoskeleton contributes to plant organogenesis and development.

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Kost, B., Bao, Y.-Q., & Chua, N.-H. (2002). Cytoskeleton and plant organogenesis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 357(1422), 777-789.


Kost, Benedikt, Yi-Qun Bao, and Nam-Hai Chua. "Cytoskeleton and plant organogenesis." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 357.1422 (2002): 777-789.

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