Plant cytokinesis: motoring to the finish

Curr Biol. 2002 Mar 19;12(6):R206-8. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00751-0.

Abstract

Cytokinesis in plant cells involves a microtubule-containing structure, the phragmoplast, which guides the formation of new cell walls. Recent studies have identified kinesin-like proteins that appear to play a variety of roles in plant cytokinesis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics
  • Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism*
  • Cell Division
  • Kinesin / metabolism*
  • Membrane Proteins / metabolism
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins / genetics
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins / metabolism*
  • Microtubules / metabolism
  • Microtubules / ultrastructure*
  • Plant Cells*
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism*
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Qa-SNARE Proteins

Substances

  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • At4g14330 protein, Arabidopsis
  • HINKEL protein, Arabidopsis
  • KNOLLE protein, Arabidopsis
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Microtubule-Associated Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Qa-SNARE Proteins
  • Kinesin