Cell Motility: I Cytoplasmic Movements

  • Lawrence S. Dillon


One important cell function with which microtubules and microfilaments are closely associated is the movement of cytoplasm. Such movement can take a number of different forms, in addition to those endo- and exocytotic processes already described (Chapter 1, Section 1.2.1); however, these activities reappear here in various guises. Furthermore, there are three other major types of this basic function—amoeboid movement, microvillus production, and cytoplasmic streaming—which, in that same sequence, provide the main topics for discussion.


Pollen Tube Actin Filament Thin Filament Cytoplasmic Streaming Amoeboid Movement 
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