Prof. Pengwei Wang and Prof. Patrick J. Hussey from Durham University, UK have recently published a groundbreaking monograph titled “The Plant Cytoskeleton” which introduces new research methods and experimental cases in plant cell biology. This book is a series of Methods in Molecular Biology and contains various experimental methods and operational details used in high-level scientific papers, providing valuable reference and guidance for researchers interested in plant cytoskeleton.
The plant cytoskeleton plays a crucial role in various biological events such as cell division, cell expansion, organelle movement, hormone transport, and transpiration. It is highly dynamic and consists of actin filaments and microtubules that regulate the cytoskeletal network through anchoring, cross-linking, or other mechanisms. The plant cytoskeleton differs from those of animals and fungi, which may be due to the unique evolution programs of plants.
This monograph compiles the research of several top teams in plant cytoskeleton research, with 29 chapters covering different plant species and tissues. The book systematically summarizes the sample preparation and observation methods for different species, tissues, cell types, and developmental periods. It provides useful insights on topics such as plant cytoskeleton for in vitro experiments, microstructure observation and qualitative and quantitative analysis of plant cytoskeleton, the response of plant cytoskeleton to biotic and abiotic stresses, and observation of cytoskeleton during polar cell and cell division.
The co-editor of this book, Professor Pengwei Wang from the College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, and National Key Laboratory of Germplasm Innovation and Utilization of Horticultural Crops, together with researcher Xiaolu Qu and doctoral student Zhijing Xu of the laboratory, participated in writing some of the chapters. The work was supported by various research programs, including the Major Research Program on Organelle Interaction of Natural Science Foundation (92254307, 91854102), the International Cooperation and Exchange Program (32261160371), and Hubei Hongshan Laboratory (2021HSZD016).
This groundbreaking monograph promises to become a valuable reference for plant cell biology researchers worldwide. For further details, visit the South Lake News website or check the original article at the link provided.
Original link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-0716-2867-6