How and Y plant microtubules branch

Richard Cyr

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Plant cortical microtubule arrays influence plant morphogenesis, but the nature of microtubule genesis and self-organization has long puzzled cell biologists. In this issue, Murata and coworkers provide some answers by showing that γ-tubulin nucleates new microtubules along the lengths of existing microtubules, resulting in dispersed 'Y'-branched organizational centres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927-929
Number of pages3
JournalNature Cell Biology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology


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