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Sci. STKE, 4 December 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 111, p. pe42
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2001.111.pe42]


Phospholipid Signaling in Plants: Holding On to Phospholipase D

Teun Munnik* and Alan Musgrave

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), Department of Plant Physiology, University of Amsterdam, P. O. Box 94062, NL-1090GB, Netherlands.

Abstract: Plant cells contain various phospholipase-based signaling pathways. In fact, their repertoire of phospholipase D (PLD) molecules far outnumbers those of mammalian and yeast cells. Munnik and Musgrave take a broad look at PLD function in animal, yeast, and plant cells, and suggest that a PLD-based connection between membranes and microtubules is a biological property worth considering across species.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: munnik{at}

Citation: T. Munnik, A. Musgrave, Phospholipid Signaling in Plants: Holding On to Phospholipase D. Sci. STKE 2001, pe42 (2001).

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