Report of GCOE Mini-Symposium on Microtubules

A GCOE-sponsored symposium "Microtubules: Nucleation, Dynamics, and Regulation" was held during the afternoon of February 17, 2012, in the large seminar room of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences. (program)

The microtubule cytoskeleton is a biopolymer that is highly conserved in yeast, animals and plants, and has evolved to function in diverse biological processes after assembling into higher-order structures. In this symposium, the speakers described microtubule functions in plant cells, such as nucleation of new microtubules, phragmoplast microtubules during cell plate formation, and organization of interphase microtubule arrays. Their presentations stimulated active discussions among the participants.

Photo (GCOE Mini-Symposium on Microtubules)

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