Organization of cortical microtubules in plant cells

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1995 Feb;7(1):65-71. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(95)80046-8.


Cortical microtubule arrays in plants are involved in many morphogenetically important processes. Recent analog cytochemical and immunolocalization experiments have provided new insights into the temporal and spatial dynamics of cortical microtubules. Current data suggest that the arrangement of these arrays is modulated by cell cycle and signal transduction elements, including calcium.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Calcium / physiology
  • Cell Nucleus / ultrastructure
  • Microtubule Proteins / metabolism
  • Microtubules / ultrastructure*
  • Morphogenesis
  • Phosphorylation
  • Plant Development
  • Plants / ultrastructure*


  • Microtubule Proteins
  • Calcium