Journal article

The connection of cytoskeletal network with plasma membrane and the cell wall

Zengyu Liu, Staffan Persson, Yi Zhang

JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE PLANT BIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

The cell wall provides external support of the plant cells, while the cytoskeletons including the microtubules and the actin filaments constitute an internal framework. The cytoskeletons contribute to the cell wall biosynthesis by spatially and temporarily regulating the transportation and deposition of cell wall components. This tight control is achieved by the dynamic behavior of the cytoskeletons, but also through the tethering of these structures to the plasma membrane. This tethering may also extend beyond the plasma membrane and impact on the cell wall, possibly in the form of a feedback loop. In this review, we discuss the linking components between the cytoskeletons and the plasma me..

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