Title
Kinematic analysis of cell division and expansion Kinematic analysis of cell division and expansion
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Publication type
article
Publication
Totowa, N.J. ,
Subject
Biology
Source (journal)
Methods in molecular biology. - Totowa, N.J., 1984, currens
Volume/pages
655(2010) , p. 203-227
ISSN
1064-3745
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Plant growth is readily analysed at the macroscopic level by measuring size and/or mass. Although it is commonly known that the rate of growth is determined by cell division and subsequent cell expansion, relatively few studies describing growth phenotypes include studies of the dynamics of these processes. Kinematic analyses provide a powerful and rigorous framework to perform such studies and have been adapted to the specific characteristics of various plant organs. Here we describe in detail how to perform these analyses in root tips and leaves of the model species Arabidopsis thaliana and in the leaves of the monocotyledonous crop species, Zea mays. These methods can be readily used and adapted to suit other species in most laboratories.
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