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The Role of Microtubule Associated Proteins in Plant Hypocotyl Elongation

Volume 2 - Issue 3

Che Wang*, Xianling Wang, Qijiang Cao, Shuangtian Bi, Qiuyang Wang and Xinyu Liu

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    • Department of Medicine, HE University School of Clinical Medicine, China

    *Corresponding author: Che Wang, College of Biological Science and Technology, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China, Tel: 86-24-88487163; Email: wangwangche@163.com

Received: January 17 2018;   Published: February 13, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.02.000759

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Abstract

The elongation of Arabidopsis hypocotyls is regulated by many factors such as light, phytohormones, transcription factors and the cytoskeleton. Microtubule is a member of cytoskeleton which plays an important role in hypocotyls elongation. The organization and dynamics of microtubules are regulated by microtubule associated proteins (MAPs). Recent years, several MAPs involve in the regulation of hypocotyls elongation mediated by upstream signals are identified. This review summarizes the recent progress and classifies the MAPs participate in the regulation of hypocotyls elongation into two categories, the positive and negative regulators.

Keywords: Microtubule associated proteins; Hypocotyls; Arabidopsis

Abbreviations: MT: Micro Tubule; MAPs: Microtubule Associated Proteins; COP: Constitutive Photomorphogenic; BR: Brassinosteroid; WVD: Wave Dampened; EIN: Ethylene Insensitive

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