Cadmium effects on the organization of microtubular cytoskeleton in interphase and mitotic cells of Allium sativum

@article{Xu2009CadmiumEO,
  title={Cadmium effects on the organization of microtubular cytoskeleton in interphase and mitotic cells of Allium sativum},
  author={Ping Xu and Donghua Liu and Wen-qi Jiang},
  journal={Biologia Plantarum},
  year={2009},
  volume={53},
  pages={387-390}
}
We have investigated the effects of cadmium on the microtubular (MT) cytoskeleton in the root tip cells of Allium sativum L. using indirect immunofluorescence microscopy. Cd affected the mechanisms controlling the organization of MT cytoskeleton, as well as tubulin assembly/disassembly processes. Cd induced the formation of abnormal MT arrays, consisting of discontinuous wavy MTs or short MT fragments at the cell periphery. Cadmium caused irregular nuclear disorder in cells where the MT… CONTINUE READING

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