Plant Cytokinesis

Published on
February 8, 2017

Paper by de Keijzer et al. on plant Cytokinesis in current biology (January 2017)

Plants and animals synthesize and move large amounts of membranous material to construct a division plane for cell division. We now define short stretches of antiparallel microtubule overlap as membrane accumulation sites in moss plants. Dimensions of the dividing cell plate are set by kinesin-4 mediated shortening of these overlaps.