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- Coordination of Microtubule Assembly Dynamics by the Microtubule Polymerase MOR1 and the ARK Catastrophe Factors
- The Function of the GPI-anchored Protein COBRA in Plant Cell Wall Construction and Modification
- Hormone Signalling and Microtubule Array Organization During Meristem Development
- The Function of Microtubule Dynamics in Plant Resilience to Environmental Stress
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- The Microtubule-Associated Protein CLASP Is Translationally Regulated in Light-Dependent Root Apical Meristem Growth (2020)
Plant Physiology, , pp.00474.2020
- The microtubule-associated protein CLASP is translationally-regulated in light-dependent root apical meristem growth (2020)
- Exploring Microtubule-Dependent Cellulose-Synthase-Complex Movement with High Precision Particle Tracking (2018)
- The Microtubule Plus-End Tracking Protein ARMADILLO-REPEAT KINESIN1 Promotes Microtubule Catastrophe in Arabidopsis (2014)
The Plant Cell, 26 (8), 3372--3386
- CLASP interacts with sorting nexin 1 to link microtubules and auxin transport via PIN2 recycling in Arabidopsis thaliana. (2013)
- Cytoskeleton-dependent endomembrane organization in plant cells: an emerging role for microtubules. (2013)
- The anisotropy1 D604N mutation in the Arabidopsis cellulose synthase1 catalytic domain reduces cell wall crystallinity and the velocity of cellulose synthase complexes. (2013)
- A PLETHORA-auxin transcription module controls cell division plane rotation through MAP65 and CLASP. (2012)
- The N-terminal TOG domain of Arabidopsis MOR1 modulates affinity for microtubule polymers. (2012)
- A CLASP-modulated cell edge barrier mechanism drives cell-wide cortical microtubule organization in Arabidopsis. (2011)
- Cell edges accumulate gamma tubulin complex components and nucleate microtubules following cytokinesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. (2011)
- Cortical microtubules optimize cell-wall crystallinity to drive unidirectional growth in Arabidopsis. (2011)
- Root hair-specific disruption of cellulose and xyloglucan in AtCSLD3 mutants, and factors affecting the post-rupture resumption of mutant root hair growth. (2011)
- Mechanisms of self-organization of cortical microtubules in plants revealed by computational simulations. (2010)
- Arabidopsis mitogen-activated protein kinase MPK18 mediates cortical microtubule functions in plant cells. (2009)
- Spatial organization of plant cortical microtubules: close encounters of the 2D kind. (2009)
- Armadillo repeat-containing kinesins and a NIMA-related kinase are required for epidermal-cell morphogenesis in Arabidopsis. (2008)
- CLASP modulates microtubule-cortex interaction during self-organization of acentrosomal microtubules. (2008)
- MOR1, the Arabidopsis thaliana homologue of Xenopus MAP215, promotes rapid growth and shrinkage, and suppresses the pausing of microtubules in vivo. (2008)
- Cellulose synthesis is required for deposition of reticulate wall ingrowths in transfer cells. (2007)
- The Arabidopsis CLASP gene encodes a microtubule-associated protein involved in cell expansion and division. (2007)
- Wide-ranging effects of eight cytochalasins and latrunculin A and B on intracellular motility and actin filament reorganization in characean internodal cells. (2007)
- Hypersensitivity to cytoskeletal antagonists demonstrates microtubule-microfilament cross-talk in the control of root elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana. (2006)
- MICROTUBULE ORGANIZATION 1 regulates structure and function of microtubule arrays during mitosis and cytokinesis in the Arabidopsis root. (2006)
- Arabidopsis interdigitating cell growth requires two antagonistic pathways with opposing action on cell morphogenesis. (2005)
- COBRA, an Arabidopsis extracellular glycosyl-phosphatidyl inositol-anchored protein, specifically controls highly anisotropic expansion through its involvement in cellulose microfibril orientation. (2005)
- New views on the plant cytoskeleton. (2004)
- The cytoskeleton becomes multidisciplinary. (2004)
- Transient exposure to ethylene stimulates cell division and alters the fate and polarity of hypocotyl epidermal cells. (2004)
- Ethylene modulates root-wave responses in Arabidopsis. (2003)
- Ethylene stimulates endoreduplication but inhibits cytokinesis in cucumber hypocotyl epidermis. (2003)
- Microtubules show their sensitive nature. (2003)
- Mutation or drug-dependent microtubule disruption causes radial swelling without altering parallel cellulose microfibril deposition in Arabidopsis root cells. (2003)
- Remodeling the cytoskeleton for growth and form: an overview with some new views. (2003)
- Microtubule organization in the green kingdom: chaos or self-order? (2002)
- Mutant alleles of Arabidopsis RADIALLY SWOLLEN 4 and 7 reduce growth anisotropy without altering the transverse orientation of cortical microtubules or cellulose microfibrils. (2002)