Part 1 Plant cell division cycle genes: cell cycle control genes in "Arabidopsis thaliana", D. Inze and M. von Maontagu; cdc2 homologues in maize, V. Sudaresan; meristem-specific cdc2 expression, J. Doonan; plant MAP kinases, T. Jacobs and C. Roush; plant cyclin genes, D. Dudits; plant cyclins and cell cycle-dependent gene expression, M. Ito. Part 2 Function of regulatory protein complexes during the cell cycle and the consequences of their activity for plant development: plant cyclins as regulatory proteins, J.-P. Renaudin et al; cyclin-dependent protein kinases from alfalfa during the cell cycle and plant development, H. Hirt; cyclin-dependent protein kinase complexes in plants, L. Bako; protein kinases and plant reproductive organ development, M. Kreis et al; plant homologue to fission yeast cdc25, P. Sabelli et al; the effects of fission yeast cdc25 on the plant cell cycle and organ development, D. Francis; activation of the cell division cycle by "rhizobium" and nod signalling molecules, E. Kondorosi; the cell division cycle in protoplast-derived cells, C. Bergounioux. Part 3 Regulatory elements in cell-cycle dependent gene expression: histone gene expression, C. Gigot; transcriptional control of histone genes, I. Iwabuchi; ubiquitin gene expression, P. Genschik and J. Fleck. Part 4 Structural changes during cell division: the plant cytoskeleton, C. Lloyd; the centrosomal cycle, A. Lambert; cell division mutants, J. Trass. Part 5 Summing up review: future strategies in cell cycle research, T. Hunt.