Division Plane Establishment and Cytokinesis

Livanos P, Müller S, Müller S (2019)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2019


Publisher: Annual Reviews Inc.

City/Town: Palo Alto

Book Volume: 70

Pages Range: 239-267

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-050718-100444


Plant cells divide their cytoplasmic content by forming a new membrane compartment, the cell plate, via a rerouting of the secretory pathway toward the division plane aided by a dynamic cytoskeletal apparatus known as the phragmoplast. The phragmoplast expands centrifugally and directs the cell plate to the preselected division site at the plasma membrane to fuse with the parental wall. The division site is transiently decorated by the cytoskeletal preprophase band in preprophase and prophase, whereas a number of proteins discovered over the last decade reside continuously at the division site and provide a lasting spatial reference for phragmoplast guidance. Recent studies of membrane fusion at the cell plate have revealed the contribution of functionally conserved eukaryotic proteins to distinct stages of cell plate biogenesis and emphasize the coupling of cell plate formation with phragmoplast expansion. Together with novel findings concerning preprophase band function and the setup of the division site, cytokinesis and its spatial control remain an open-ended field with outstanding and challenging questions to resolve.

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Livanos, P., Müller, S., & Müller, S. (2019). Division Plane Establishment and Cytokinesis. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 70, 239-267. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-arplant-050718-100444


Livanos, Pantelis, Sabine Müller, and Sabine Müller. "Division Plane Establishment and Cytokinesis." Annual Review of Plant Biology 70 (2019): 239-267.

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