Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2018, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (6): 741-744.DOI: 10.11983/CBB18187

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Chinese Scientists Make Groundbreaking Discoveries in Plant Cytoskeleton

Shen Jinbo1,*(), Jiang Liwen2,3,*()   

  1. 1State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Silviculture, Zhejiang A&F University, Hangzhou 311300, China;
    2State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology, Centre for Cell & Developmental Biology, School of Life Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatian, China;
    3Shenzhen Research Institute, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen 518057, China
  • Received:2018-09-02 Online:2018-11-01 Published:2018-12-05
  • Contact: Shen Jinbo,Jiang Liwen


Microtubules (MTs) are an essential component of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells. Similar to other living organisms, for MTs, the organization and dynamics are critical for the normal growth and development of plants but are also responsible for environmental responses. Recently, Chinese scientists have made groundbreaking discoveries in illustrating the underlying mechanisms of MTs in precise regulating the dynamic organization of cortical arrays in plants.

Key words: cytoskeleton, microtubule, microtubule severing, dynamic organization