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Regulation of Cell Division and the Cytoskeleton by Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases in Higher Plants

  • László Bögre
  • Ornella Calderini
  • Irute Merskiene
  • Pavla Binarova
Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 27)

Summary

The microtubule-associated protein 2 kinase (MAP2-kinase), now better known as mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), was initially discovered in association with the cytoskeleton, and was later also implicated in cell division. The importance of mitogenic stimulation in plant development roused interest in finding the plant homologues of MAPKs. However, data on plant MAPKs in cell division are rather sparse and fragmentary. Therefore we place the available information on cell cycle control of MAPKs in plants into a broader context. We discuss four aspects of cell division control: cell proliferation and the G1/S-phase transition, G2-phase and mitosis, cytokinesis, and cytoskeletal reorganisation. Future work will reveal to what extent plants use signalling pathways that are similar or different to those of animal or yeast cells in regulating cell divisions.

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Mitotic Spindle Cortical Microtubule Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Preprophase Band Cell Plate Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Bögre
    • 1
  • Ornella Calderini
    • 1
    • 3
  • Irute Merskiene
    • 1
  • Pavla Binarova
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna Biocenter, Institute of Microbiology and GeneticsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of MicrobiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Instituto di Ricerche sul Miglioramento Genetico Piante Foraggere CNRPerugiaItaly

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