Cytoskeleton in plant development

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Dec;2(6):462-70. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(99)00024-2.

Abstract

The plant cytoskeleton has crucial functions in a number of cellular processes that are essential for cell morphogenesis, organogenesis and development. These functions have been intensively investigated using single cell model systems. With the recent characterization of plant mutants that show aberrant organogenesis resulting from primary defects in cytoskeletal organization, an integrated understanding of the importance of the cytoskeleton for plant development has begun to emerge. Newly established techniques that allow the non-destructive visualization of microtubules or actin filaments in living plant cells and organs will further advance this understanding.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Division
  • Cytoskeleton / genetics
  • Cytoskeleton / physiology*
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Development*
  • Plants / genetics