Tip Growth and Polarity

  • N. A. R. Gow


Cells are said to exhibit polarized cell development or tip growth when the expansion of the cell surface is focused at one location. The term polarity has also been used in the context of mechanisms that establish new sites for growth, either by budding, germ tube formation or by branching. This chapter considers how tip growth and cell polarity are established, maintained and regulated in fungal cells.


Germ Tube Fungal Hypha Hyphal Growth Turgor Pressure Neurospora Crassa 
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  • N. A. R. Gow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Marischal CollegeUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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