Actin: A Dynamic Framework for Multiple Plant Cell Functions

  • Editors
  • C. J. Staiger
  • F. Baluška
  • D. Volkmann
  • P. W. Barlow

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Richard B. Meagher, Elizabeth C. McKinney, Muthugapatti K. Kandasamy
    Pages 3-27
  3. Stefanie Reichelt, John Kendrick-Jones
    Pages 29-44
  4. Bryan C. Gibbon, Christopher J. Staiger
    Pages 45-65
  5. David R. Kovar, Christopher J. Staiger
    Pages 67-85
  6. David W. McCurdy, Christopher J. Staiger
    Pages 87-102
  7. Etsuo Yokota, Teruo Shimmen
    Pages 103-118
  8. Bratislav Stanković, Amy Clore, Shunnosuke Abe, Brian Larkins, Eric Davies
    Pages 129-143
  9. David A. Collings, Nina S. Allen
    Pages 145-163
  10. Franz Grolig, Elisabeth S. Pierson
    Pages 165-190
  11. Irene K. Lichtscheidl, František Baluška
    Pages 191-201
  12. Markus Braun, Geoffrey O. Wasteneys
    Pages 237-258
  13. Ilse Foissner, Geoffrey O. Wasteneys
    Pages 259-274
  14. Hai Li, Zhenbiao Yang
    Pages 301-321
  15. Luis Vidali, Peter K. Hepler
    Pages 323-345
  16. Benjamin N. Snowman, Anja Geitmann, Anne Mie C. Emons, Vernonica E. Franklin-Tong
    Pages 347-360

About this book


Actin is an extremely abundant protein that comprises a dynamic polymeric network present in all eukaryotic cells, known as the actin cytoskeleton. The structure and function of the actin cytoskeleton, which is modulated by a plethora of actin-binding proteins, performs a diverse range of cellular roles. Well-documented functions for actin include: providing the molecular tracks for cytoplasmic streaming and organelle movements; formation of tethers that guide the cell plate to the division site during cytokinesis; creation of honeycomb-like arrays that enmesh and immobilize plastids in unique subcellular patterns; supporting the vesicle traffic and cytoplasmic organization essential for the directional secretory mechanism that underpins tip growth of certain cells; and coordinating the elaborate cytoplasmic responses to extra- and intracellular signals. The previous two decades have witnessed an immense accumulation of data relating to the cellular, biochemical, and molecular aspects of all these fundamental cellular processes. This prompted the editors to put together a diverse collection of topics, contributed by established international experts, related to the plant actin cytoskeleton. Because the actin cytoskeleton impinges on a multitude of processes critical for plant growth and development, as well as for responses to the environment, the book will be invaluable to any researcher, from the advanced undergraduate to the senior investigator, who is interested in these areas of plant cell biology.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5504-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9460-8
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