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Reverse Genetic And Cell Biological Approaches To The Study Of Developmental Functions Of Class Xi Myosin In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Eunsook Park Mar 2010

Reverse Genetic And Cell Biological Approaches To The Study Of Developmental Functions Of Class Xi Myosin In Arabidopsis Thaliana, Eunsook Park

Doctoral Dissertations

Myosin proteins function as molecular motors that drive the ATP-dependent movement of cellular components along actin filaments. Vascular plants encode two different types of myosin, referred to as class VIII and class XI. Although class XI myosins have been suggested to function in organelle movement and cytoplasmic streaming, little is known about their cellular function in detail.

The Arabidopsis genome encodes 13 class XI myosin genes. The reasons for the relatively large number of myosin XI isoforms present within a single plant species are unknown. To investigate the function of these gene products in the cell, we determined the spatial ...