Survival of the Aligned: Ordering of the Plant Cortical Microtubule Array

Author(s): Simon H. Tindemans, Rhoda J. Hawkins, and Bela M. Mulder
The cortical array is a structure consisting of highly aligned microtubules which plays a crucial role in the characteristic uniaxial expansion of all growing plant cells. Recent experiments have shown polymerization-driven collisions between the membrane-bound cortical microtubules, suggesting a po…

[Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 058103] Published Fri Feb 05, 2010