Microtubules link plant shape with the environment
Nick P (1999) Signals, Motors, Morphogenesis - the Cytoskeleton in Plant Development. Plant Biol. 1, 169-179. (71 quotations, state 03.03.2016) - pdf
Worum geht es? Short review on the responses of the plant cytoskeleton to environmental signals and during development. The most important thought: the cytoskeleton is endowed with an innate directionality (polarity), which can be read out by directional movement of motor proteins. This directional movement is the base for the "direction" of plant cells, which in turn is central for plant morphogenesis. "Direction" is thus derived from movement, i.e. an activity. In the final section several case studies are explained from this perspective.