Advances in Plant Biology

The Plant Cytoskeleton

Editors: Liu, Bo (Ed.)

  • -Provides in depth analysis on the topic that exceeds any previous publication
  • -Details the recent advances in┬átechnologies in cell biology
  • -Stories summarized in this book will inspire enthusiastic scientists to pursue new directions toward understanding functions of the plant cytoskeleton
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Plant cells house highly dynamic cytoskeletal networks of microtubules and actin microfilaments. They constantly undergo remodeling to fulfill their roles in supporting cell division, enlargement, and differentiation. Following early studies on structural aspects of the networks, recent breakthroughs have connected them with more and more intracellular events essential for plant growth and development. Advanced technologies in cell biology (live-cell imaging in particular), molecular genetics, genomics, and proteomics have revolutionized this field of study. Stories summarized in this book may inspire enthusiastic scientists to pursue new directions toward understanding functions of the plant cytoskeleton. The Plant Cytoskeleton is divided into three sections: 1) Molecular Basis of the Plant Cytoskeleton; 2) Cytoskeletal Reorganization in Plant Cell Division; and 3) The Cytoskeleton in Plant Growth and Development. This book is aimed at serving as a resource for anyone who wishes to learn about the plant cytoskeleton beyond ordinary textbooks. Bo Liu is professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California in Davis, California. He received his B.S. degree in cell biology and genetics and M.S. degree in cell biology from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Ph.D. degree in botany from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Research in his laboratory is focused on studying the cytoskeletal basis of intracellular motility in flowering plants and filamentous fungi.

About the authors

Bo Liu is professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of California in Davis, California. He received his B.S. degree in cell biology and genetics and M.S. degree in cell biology from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Ph.D. degree in botany from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Research in his laboratory is focused on studying the cytoskeletal basis of intracellular motility in flowering plants and filamentous fungi.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Actin Functions in the Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Compartments

    Meagher, Richard B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • Plant Myosins

    Yokota, Etsuo (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Actin-Binding Proteins and Actin Dynamics in Plant Cells

    Huang, Shanjin (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Microtubule Nucleation and Organization in Plant Cells

    Murata, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 81-94

  • Microtubule Plus End-Tracking Proteins and Their Activities in Plants

    Young, Robin E. (et al.)

    Pages 95-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Plant Cytoskeleton
Editors
  • Bo Liu
Series Title
Advances in Plant Biology
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0987-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0987-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0986-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2753-7
Series ISSN
2363-8451
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 331
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