Bridging the divide between cytokinesis and cell expansion
Two of the most fundamental processes in plant development are cytokinesis, by which new cells are formed, and cell expansion, by which existing cells grow and establish their functional morphology. In this review we summarize recent progress in understanding the pathways necessary for cytokinesis and cell expansion, including the role of the cytoskeleton, cell wall biogenesis, and membrane trafficking. Here, we focus on genes and lipids that are involved in both cytokinesis and cell expansion and bridge the divide between these two processes. In addition, we discuss our understanding of and controversies surrounding the role of endocytosis in both of these processes.
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Backues, S. K., Konopka, C. A., McMichael, C. M., & Bednarek, S. Y. (2007). Bridging the divide between cytokinesis and cell expansion. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 10(6), 607–615. doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2007.08.009