Modelling the role of catastrophe, crossover and katanin-mediated severing in the self-organisation of plant cortical microtubules.

@article{Mace2015ModellingTR,
  title={Modelling the role of catastrophe, crossover and katanin-mediated severing in the self-organisation of plant cortical microtubules.},
  author={Alex Mace and Wenjia Wang},
  journal={IET systems biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          277-84
        }
}
Plant cortical microtubules can form ordered arrays through interactions among themselves. When an incident microtubule collides with a barrier microtubule it may entrain if below a certain angle. Else it undergoes collision induced catastrophe (CIC) or crosses over the barrier microtubule. It has been proposed that katanin is necessary to create order by severing these crossover sites. The authors present a three-state computational model using Arabidopsis thaliana data to show how spontaneous… CONTINUE READING
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