Application of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana-GFP-ABD2 plants in experiments for the investigation of cytoskeleton in simulated microgravity

1Shevchenko, GV, 1Kordyum, ЕL
1M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2012, 18 ;(6):51–56
Section: Space Life Sciences
Publication Language: Russian
Application of transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana-GFP-ABD2 plants in experiments for the study of simulated microgravity (clinorotation) impact on cytoskeleton revealed the interconnection of actin microfilaments with other cytoskeleton elements, in particular with tubulin microtubules. Investigations showed that interconnection between microfilaments and microtubules is essential for cell growth in the distal elongation zone of a root. The interconnection between cytoskeleton elements in the stationary control differs from that under clinorotation. Possible mechanism of such interconnection is discussed.
Keywords: cytoskeleton, microfilaments, simulated microgravity, transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana-GFP-ABD2 plants
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