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The Plant Cytoskeleton in Cell Differentiation and Development

Series: Annual Plant Reviews Volume: 10

Edited By: Patrick Hussey

Sheffield Academic Press

Hardback | Jan 2004 | #138014 | ISBN: 1841274216
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Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 10 The cytoskeleton is a dynamic filamentous structure composed of at least actin and microtubule networks. Actin and microtubules are no different structurally from their animal and fungal counterparts. However, the strategies of cell differentiation and development in plants require this network to respond appropriately to plant-specific developmental cues and to environmental factors. This book views the cytoskeleton from different perspectives but, on the whole, as a network composed of structural and regulatory proteins controlled by internal and external stimuli that result in different aspects of cell differentiation. This is a volume for researchers and professionals in plant biochemistry, cell biology and genetics.

The book represents a modern, well-structured and up-to-date collection of information in a field that has rapidly advanced during the last decades, and will acquire additional impact in the field of plant development and morphogenesis. (Peter Nick, Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Botany, University of Karlsruhe, Germany in Journal of Plant Physiology 162 (2005)).


Part 1. The cytoskeleton: the machinery and key molecules Microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins Clive Lloyd and Jordi Chan, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK and Patrick J. Hussey, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Durham, UK Actin and actin - modulating proteins Chris J. Staiger, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Indiana, USA and Patrick J. Hussey, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Durham, UK Part 2. Fundamental cytoskeleton activities Expanding beyond the great divide: the cytoskeleton and axial growth Geoffrey O. Wasteneys and David A. Collings, Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Re-staging plant mitosis Magdalena Weingarner, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, Laszlo Bogre, School of Biological Sciences, University of London, Surrey, UK and John Doonan, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Organelle movements: transport and positioning Franz Grolig, Fachbereich Biologie / Botanik, Philipps-Universitat, Marburg, Germany The cell wall: a sensory panel for signal transduction Keiko Sugimoto-Shirasu, Nicholas C. Carpita, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, Indiana, USA and Maureen McCann, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK Part 3. The cytoskeleton and plant cell morphogenesis Development of root hairs Claire Grierson and Tijs Ketelaar, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK Signaling the cytoskeleton in pollen tube germination and growth Rui Malho and Luisa Camacho, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, Portugal Cytoskeletal requirements during Arabidopsis trichome development Mark Beilstein and Dan Szymanski, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, Indiana, USA Signaling and the cytoskeleton in guard cells Paula Duque, Juan-Pablo Sanchez and Nam-Hai Chua Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University, New York, USA References Index

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Professor Patrick Hussey is in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Durham, UK.

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