Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 56, Issue 33, pp 3504–3510

Dynamics and functions of the actin cytoskeleton during the plant cell cycle

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DOI: 10.1007/s11434-011-4801-8

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Liu, P., Qi, M., Xue, X. et al. Chin. Sci. Bull. (2011) 56: 3504. doi:10.1007/s11434-011-4801-8


In eukaryotic cells, the course of the cell cycle depends on correct cytoskeleton arrangement. The cell cycle consists of several phases, and in each of them the cytoskeleton has a unique structure and set of characteristics. The dynamics of the cytoskeleton together with its binding proteins greatly contribute to progression of the cell cycle. Here, we mainly review recent research on the dynamic distribution of the actin cytoskeleton and actin-binding proteins, and the mechanisms by which they affect the progression of the plant cell cycle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Cell Proliferation and Regulation Biology of Ministry of Education, College of Life ScienceBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina