The Plant Cytoskeleton

  • Bo Liu

Part of the Advances in Plant Biology book series (AIPB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Molecular Basis of the Plant Cytoskeleton

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard B. Meagher, Muthugapatti K. Kandasamy, Lori King
      Pages 3-32
    3. Etsuo Yokota, Teruo Shimmen
      Pages 33-56
    4. Shanjin Huang, Yun Xiang, Haiyun Ren
      Pages 57-80
    5. Takashi Murata, Mitsuyasu Hasebe
      Pages 81-94
    6. Robin E. Young, Sherryl R. Bisgrove
      Pages 95-117
  3. Cytoskeletal Reorganization in Plant Cell Division

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Yann Duroc, David Bouchez, Martine Pastuglia
      Pages 145-185
    3. Bo Liu, Takashi Hotta, Chin-Min Kimmy Ho, Yuh-Ru Julie Lee
      Pages 207-225
  4. The Cytoskeleton in Plant Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Ying Fu, Zhenbiao Yang
      Pages 229-243
    3. Takashi Hashimoto
      Pages 245-257
    4. Eunsook Park, Andreas Nebenführ
      Pages 259-275
    5. Edouard Pesquet, Clive Lloyd
      Pages 277-306
    6. Laura M. Vaughn, Katherine L. Baldwin, Gengxiang Jia, Julian C. Verdonk, Allison K. Strohm, Patrick H. Masson
      Pages 307-326
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-331

About this book


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.

Editors and affiliations

  • Bo Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Sect. Plant BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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