Chapter 5. Dissection of Basal Body and Centriole Function in the Unicellular Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

  1. Prof. Dr. Erich A. Nigg
  1. Susan K. Dutcher

Published Online: 17 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603808.ch5

Centrosomes in Development and Disease

Centrosomes in Development and Disease

How to Cite

Dutcher, S. K. (2004) Dissection of Basal Body and Centriole Function in the Unicellular Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, in Centrosomes in Development and Disease (ed E. A. Nigg), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603808.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Cell Biology, Am Klopferspitz 18a, 82152 Martinsried, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, 875 McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309801

Online ISBN: 9783527603800

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Keywords:

  • centrosomes in development;
  • centrosomes in disease;
  • dissection of basal body and centriole function;
  • Chlamydomonas reinhardtii;
  • centrioles;
  • basal bodies;
  • fibers;
  • duplication of basal bodies;
  • tubulin;
  • basal body duplication;
  • centriole duplication;
  • transition zone;
  • docking;
  • maturation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why Study a Green Alga to Learn about Centrioles and Basal Bodies?

  • Structure of the Basal Body and Centriole in Chlamydomonas

  • Additional Fibers that Connect Basal Bodies and Centrioles

    • Contractile Fibers

    • Rootlet Microtubules

    • Non-contractile Fibers

  • Overview of the Cell Cycle of Chlamydomonas

  • Duplication of Basal Bodies in Chlamydomonas

  • Role of Tubulin Isoforms in Basal Body Duplication

  • Timing of Basal Body/Centriole Duplication in Chlamydomonas

  • Function of Basal Bodies and Centrioles in Chlamydomonas

  • What Makes a Basal Body Different from a Centriole?

    • Transition Zone and Docking

    • Transition Zone and Autonomy

    • Maturation of Basal Bodies

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References