Auxin and cytoskeletal organization in algae

Jin, Qiaojun, Scherp, Peter, Heimann, Kirsten, and Hasenstein, Karl H. (2008) Auxin and cytoskeletal organization in algae. Cell Biology International, 32 (5). pp. 542-545.

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Abstract

Hormones affect growth and alter the cytoskeleton suggesting that hormones and the cytoskeleton interact with each other. The cytoskeleton of ancestral algae such as Chara showed similar sensitivity to auxin as higher plants, even in generative structures but the sensitivity differed between IAA and a-NAA and presumably other auxins. The ability of cells to elongate depends on microtubule organization during the transition from disorganized to perpendicular to longitudinal organization of the cytoskeleton. Because of the many functions of the cytoskeleton it is possible that its composition is influenced by selective gene expression and adaptation to growth regulators. Co-localization of microtubules and F-actin change at a high temporal and spatial scale. High resolution measurements of mRNA expression indicate rapid turnover that may affect the composition of the cytoskeleton.

Item ID: 1921
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: cytoskeleton, auxin, Chara
ISSN: 1095-8355
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology > 060199 Biochemistry and Cell Biology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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