Microtubules and Cytomorphogenesis in a Developing Organ: The Root Primordium of Azolla pinnata

  • B. E. S. Gunning
Part of the Cell Biology Monographs book series (CELLBIOL, volume 8)


It is a major theme of this book that cytomorphogenetic events participate in all aspects of growth and development. No cell can grow, change shape, assume or maintain or alter a State of polarity, differentiate, or divide without concomitant control and adjustment of its cytoskeleton. Such events occur in sequence during the life of an individual cell, and, in multicellular tissues and organs, are co-ordinated so that the population of cells develops harmoniously and produces a defined overall organization.


Root Hair Apical Cell Cell Plate Cortical Microtubule Microtubule Array 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. E. S. Gunning
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental Biology, Research School of Biological SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberra CityAustralia

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