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Plant Cytoskeleton: Della Connects Gibberellins To Microtubules, Ram Dixit Jun 2013

Plant Cytoskeleton: Della Connects Gibberellins To Microtubules, Ram Dixit

Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations

A new study reveals that DELLA proteins directly interact with the prefoldin complex, thus regulating tubulin subunit availability in a gibberellin-dependent manner. This finding provides a mechanistic link between the growth-promoting plant hormone gibberellin and cortical microtubule organization.


Computer Simulation And Mathematical Models Of The Noncentrosomal Plant Cortical Microtubule Cytoskeleton, Ezgi Can Eren, Natarajan Gautam, Ram Dixit Mar 2012

Computer Simulation And Mathematical Models Of The Noncentrosomal Plant Cortical Microtubule Cytoskeleton, Ezgi Can Eren, Natarajan Gautam, Ram Dixit

Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations

There is rising interest in modeling the noncentrosomal cortical microtubule cytoskeleton of plant cells, particularly its organization into ordered arrays and the mechanisms that facilitate this organization. In this review, we discuss quantitative models of this highly complex and dynamic structure both at a cellular and molecular level. We report differences in methodologies and assumptions of different models as well as their controversial results. Our review provides insights for future studies to resolve these controversies, in addition to underlining the common results between various models. We also highlight the need to compare the results from simulation and mathematical models with ...