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Abundance of actin filaments in the preprophase band and mitotic spindle of brick1 Zea mays mutant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19434475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The preprophase band and mitotic spindle of dividing protodermal cells of wild-type Zea mays leaves include few actin filaments. Surprisingly, abundant actin filaments were observed in the above arrays, in dividing protodermal cells in the leaves of the brick1 mutant. The same abundance was observed in the spindle of Taxol-treated brick1 mitotic protodermal cells. Apart from the above difference, the relevant arrays displayed normal microtubule organization in both wild type and mutant cells, as far as can be discerned by immunofluorescence microscopy. Accordingly, the abundance of actin filaments in the preprophase band and spindle of brick1 mitotic cells seems not to influence the structure of the above arrays and might be a non-functional "side-effect" of defective F-actin organization in this mutant.
Emmanuel Panteris; Ioannis-Dimosthenis S Adamakis; Nickoleta A Tzioutziou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Protoplasma     Volume:  236     ISSN:  1615-6102     ISO Abbreviation:  Protoplasma     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-15     Completed Date:  2009-09-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806853     Medline TA:  Protoplasma     Country:  Austria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Botany, School of Biology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, 541 24, Macedonia, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Actins / metabolism
Microfilaments / metabolism*
Microscopy, Fluorescence
Mitosis / physiology*
Mitotic Spindle Apparatus / metabolism*
Mutation / genetics*
Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics,  metabolism*
Zea mays / genetics,  metabolism*
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