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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2000 Dec;3(6):503-11.

The cytoskeleton and growth polarity.

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Plant Cell Biology Group, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, GPO Box 475, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Canberra, Australia.


We are currently witnessing the discovery of many novel proteins that are associated with cytoskeletal activity. Integrated analyses of growth, cytoskeletal and cell-wall patterns are yielding surprising results, which demand reflection on the current model for wall construction. Meanwhile, research on actin filament and microtubule activity during gravitropic bending and trichome morphogenesis is stimulating new ideas about the establishment and maintenance of polarity.

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