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Planta. 2004 Jan;218(3):327-36. Epub 2003 Nov 11.

The plant nuclear envelope.

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Department of Plant Biology, The Ohio State University, 244 Rightmire Hall, 1060 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.


This review summarizes our present knowledge about the composition and function of the plant nuclear envelope. Compared with animals or yeast, our molecular understanding of the nuclear envelope in higher plants is in its infancy. However, fundamental differences in the structure and function of the plant and animal nuclear envelope have already been found. Here, we compare and contrast these differences with respect to nuclear pore complexes, targeting of Ran signaling to the nuclear envelope, inner nuclear envelope proteins, and the role and fate of the nuclear envelope during mitosis. Further investigation of the emerging fundamental differences as well as the similarities between kingdoms might illuminate why there appears to be more than one blueprint for building a nucleus.

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