, Volume 249, Supplement 2, pp 157–167 | Cite as

Probing and tracking organelles in living plant cells

  • Tong Chen
  • Xiaohua Wang
  • Daniel von Wangenheim
  • Maozhong Zheng
  • Jozef Šamaj
  • Wanquan Ji
  • Jinxing LinEmail author
Original Article


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.


Organelle 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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tong Chen
    • 1
  • Xiaohua Wang
    • 1
  • Daniel von Wangenheim
    • 2
  • Maozhong Zheng
    • 1
  • Jozef Šamaj
    • 3
    • 4
  • Wanquan Ji
    • 5
  • Jinxing Lin
    • 1
    • 6
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Plant Molecular Physiology, Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Cellular and Molecular BotanyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Plant Genetics and BiotechnologySlovak Academy of SciencesNitraSlovak Republic
  4. 4.Faculty of Natural SciencesPalacky University OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic
  5. 5.College of Agriculture, Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and ForestryShanxiChina
  6. 6.Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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