The Plant Cytoskeleton: a Key Tool for Agro-Biotechnology

  • Yaroslav B. Blume
  • W. Vance Baird
  • Alla I. Yemets
  • Diego Breviario

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cytoskeleton Fundamentals

    1. Virginie Seltzer, Tomasz Pawlowski, Jean-Luc Evrard, Jean Canaday, Etienne Herzog, Anne-Catherine Schmit
      Pages 3-22
    2. Pavla Binarova, Vera Cenklova, Zaneta Pochylova, Eduarda Draberova, Pavel Draber
      Pages 23-43
    3. Susana Moreno DÍaz De La Espina, Consuelo De La Torre
      Pages 45-69
  3. Cytoskeleton And Development

    1. Jean-Pierre Verbelen, Jie Le, Kris Vissenberg, Tinne De Cnodder, Filip Vandenbussche, Keiko Sugimoto et al.
      Pages 73-90
    2. Miroslav OveČka, Irene K. Lichtscheidl, FrantiŠek BaluŠka, Jozef Šamaj, Dieter Volkmann, Heribert Hirt
      Pages 91-128
    3. Qiaojun Jin, Karl H. Hasenstein*
      Pages 129-142
  4. Cytoskeleton And Signalling

    1. Yaroslav B. Blume, Clive W. Lloyd, Alla I. Yemets
      Pages 145-159
    2. Dieter Volkmann, FrantiŠek BaluŠka*
      Pages 161-172
    3. Elizabeth L. Kordyum, Galina V. Shevchenko, Iana M. Kalinina, Orest T. Demkiv, Yaroslava D. Khorkavtsiv
      Pages 173-196
  5. Genomics Of The Cytoskeleton

    1. Diego Breviario, Laura Morello, Antonella Manca, Silvia GianÌ
      Pages 199-218
    2. Volodymyr V. Radchuk
      Pages 219-241
    3. Daniel Patrick Griffin, Susan M. Wick
      Pages 243-264
  6. Cytoskeleton Proteomics

  7. Structural Biology And Bioinformatics For Cytoskeleton Research

  8. Structural Biology And Bioinformatics For Cytoskeleton Research

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 455-457

About these proceedings


Essential processes in biology such as cell and nuclear division, development, intracellular transport and physiological response, rely on the perception of environmental and intracellular signals and their transduction to subcellular targets. The mechanisms by which these signals are received by cells and transduced towards the proper targets by cytoskeletal components constitute one of the most important and rapidly developing areas in modern plant biology. In addition, fundamentally important responses of plants to biotic and abiotic factors also involve signalling to and through the cytoskeleton, which helps explain the current interest of biotechnology in this field of fundamental research. Manipulation of cytoskeletal components, the microtubules and microfilaments, had, until recently, not been a priority issue for plant biotechnology. However, given the fundamental role of the cytoskeleton during plant growth and development, the potential for biotechnological applications is immense. The NATO Advanced Research Workshop, “The Plant Cytoskeleton: Genomic and Bioinformatic Tools for Biotechnology and Agriculture” was held in Yalta, Ukraine, from September 19 to 23, 2006 – which continued the tradition of the first two International Symposia “Plant Cytoskeleton: Molecular Keys for Biotechnology” (Yalta, Ukraine, 1998) and “The Plant Cytoskeleton: functional diversity and biotechnological implications” (Kiev, Ukraine, 2002).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yaroslav B. Blume
    • 1
  • W. Vance Baird
    • 2
  • Alla I. Yemets
    • 3
  • Diego Breviario
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Food Biotechnology and GenomicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  2. 2.Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic EngineeringNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine
  4. 4.CNRMilanoItaly

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