Author's Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2013

Abstract

Throughout the eukaryotic world, kinesins serve as molecular motors for the directional transport of cellular cargo along microtubule tracks. Plants contain a large number of kinesins that have conserved as well as specialized functions. These functions depend on mechanisms that regulate when, where and what kinesins transport. In this review, we highlight recent studies that have revealed conserved modes of regulation between plant kinesins and their non-photosynthetic counterparts. These findings lay the groundwork for understanding how plant kinesins are differentially engaged in various cellular processes that underlie plant growth and development.

Comments

Final author manuscript version of article published in Current Opinion in Plant Biology. Volume 16, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 704–709. DOI 10.1016/j.pbi.2013.09.003

DOI

10.1016/j.pbi.2013.09.003

Embargo Period

12-3-2013

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