Mitotic Spindle Assembly in Land Plants: Molecules and Mechanisms
AbstractIn textbooks, the mitotic spindles of plants are often described separately from those of animals. How do they differ at the molecular and mechanistic levels? In this chapter, we first outline the process of mitotic spindle assembly in animals and land plants. We next discuss the conservation of spindle assembly factors based on database searches. Searches of >100 animal spindle assembly factors showed that the genes involved in this process are well conserved in plants, with the exception of two major missing elements: centrosomal components and subunits/regulators of the cytoplasmic dynein complex. We then describe the spindle and phragmoplast assembly mechanisms based on the data obtained from robust gene loss-of-function analyses using RNA interference (RNAi) or mutant plants. Finally, we discuss future research prospects of plant spindles. View Full-Text
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Yamada, M.; Goshima, G. Mitotic Spindle Assembly in Land Plants: Molecules and Mechanisms. Biology 2017, 6, 6.
Yamada M, Goshima G. Mitotic Spindle Assembly in Land Plants: Molecules and Mechanisms. Biology. 2017; 6(1):6.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yamada, Moé; Goshima, Gohta. 2017. "Mitotic Spindle Assembly in Land Plants: Molecules and Mechanisms." Biology 6, no. 1: 6.
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