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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Dec;2(6):462-70.

Cytoskeleton in plant development.

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  • 1Laboratory of Plant Cell Biology, Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, National University of Singapore, 117604, Singapore. benedikt@ima. org.sg


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.

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