Plant Microtubules

Potential for Biotechnology

  • Peter Nick

Part of the Plant Cell Monographs book series (CELLMONO, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Peter Nick
    Pages 1-23
  3. Peter Nick
    Pages 25-50
  4. Ryo Funada
    Pages 51-81
  5. Issei Kobayashi, Yuhko Kobayashi
    Pages 83-101
  6. Mayandi Sivaguru, Hideaki Matsumoto, Walter J. Horst
    Pages 103-120
  7. Diego Breviario
    Pages 137-157
  8. Vance Baird, Yaroslav B. Blume, Susan M. Wick
    Pages 159-191
  9. Kevin C. Vaughn
    Pages 193-205
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 207-209

About this book


Manipulation of plant architecture is regarded as a new and promising issue in plant biotechnology. Given the important role of the cytoskeleton during plant growth and development, microtubules provide an important target for biotechnological applications aiming to change plant architecture.
This book introduces some microtubule-mediated key processes that are important for plant life and amenable to manipulation by either genetic, pharmacological or morphological rationales. In the first part, the role of microtubules in plant morphogenesis is reviewed. The second part covers their role in response to environmental factors. The third part deals with the tools that can be used for biotechnological manipulation.


Cytoskelett Entwicklung, Pflanzen Evolutionäre Zellbiologie Mikrotubuli Zellbiologie, Pflanzen Zellskelett cytoskeleton evolutionary cell biology microtubules plant cell biology plant development biology biotechnology cell cell biology development growth morphogenesis plant growth plants temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Nick
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Biology IIUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22302-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-22300-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-1370
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-1362
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