Probing and tracking organelles in living plant cells
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Intracellular organelle movements and positioning play pivotal roles in enabling plants to proliferate life efficiently and to survive diverse environmental stresses. The elaborate dissection of organelle dynamics and their underlying mechanisms (e.g., the role of the cytoskeleton in organelle movements) largely depends on the advancement and efficiency of organelle tracking systems. Here, we provide an overview of some recently developed tools for labeling and tracking organelle dynamics in living plant cells.
KeywordsOrganelle dynamics Fluorescent labeling Microscopy Organelle movement Tracking
This work was supported by grants from the Natural Science Foundation of China (30730009, 31000092), Ministry of Agriculture of China (2008ZX08002-003, 2009ZX08009-011B and 2009ZX08009-095B), CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams (20090491019), and Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2011CB809103).
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