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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1991 Apr;3(2):253-60.

Spatial aspects of cytokinesis in plant cells.

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Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, St Paul 55108.


Plant cytokinesis in a particular orientation and location can be viewed as having several component stages, often beginning with the establishment of division polarity before karyokinesis occurs. Improved methods for preserving the in situ distribution of actin microfilaments and observations of individual live cells during treatment with cytoskeleton-disrupting drugs are making it possible to elucidate the roles of microtubules and microfilaments in cytokinesis. Current evidence points to involvement of the cytoskeleton throughout the stages of preparation for, and execution of, cytokinesis in many types of plant cell division.

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