Microtubule Response to Tensile Stress Is Curbed by NEK6 to Buffer Growth Variation in the Arabidopsis Hypocotyl

Shogo Takatani, Stéphane Verger, Takashi Okamoto, Taku Takahashi, Olivier Hamant, Hiroyasu Motose

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Abstract

Takatani et al. find that a tubulin kinase depolymerizes a subset of microtubules that best align with mechanical stress in plants. In the corresponding mutant, enhanced response to mechanical stress leads to abnormal shapes. In the wild type, the relative inefficiency in microtubule alignment would instead allow global growth averaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1491-1503.e2
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2020

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis
  • NIMA-related kinase
  • growth
  • mechanical stress
  • microtubule
  • morphogenesis
  • polarity
  • suboptimality
  • variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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