Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Actin filaments control the shape of the cell structure that divides plant cells

(Kumamoto University) A Japanese research group using microscopic video analysis provides deeper insight into the mechanics of plant cell division. Their analysis shows that actin filaments control the shape of cell structures, called phragmoplasts, that create the partition between two dividing plant cells. The discovery is expected to lead to a better understanding of plant cell division mechanisms.