The plant secretory pathway seen through the lens of the cell wall
AML van de Meene, MS Doblin, Antony Bacic
PROTOPLASMA | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2017
Secretion in plant cells is often studied by looking at well-characterised, evolutionarily conserved membrane proteins associated with particular endomembrane compartments. Studies using live cell microscopy and fluorescent proteins have illuminated the highly dynamic nature of trafficking, and electron microscopy studies have resolved the ultrastructure of many compartments. Biochemical and molecular analyses have further informed about the function of particular proteins and endomembrane compartments. In plants, there are over 40 cell types, each with highly specialised functions, and hence potential variations in cell biological processes and cell wall structure. As the primary function o..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
The authors acknowledge the support of an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls (CE1101007). The electron tomogram used in Fig. 1 was imaged using the FEI TF30 transmission electron microscope at the Melbourne Advanced Microscopy Facility at the University of Melbourne.