14. Microtubules

  1. Ivan R. Nabi
  1. Geoffrey O. Wasteneys and
  2. Bettina Lechner

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch14

Cellular Domains

Cellular Domains

How to Cite

Wasteneys, G. O. and Lechner, B. (2011) Microtubules, in Cellular Domains (ed I. R. Nabi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470595442

Online ISBN: 9781118015759



  • microtubules, essential eukaryotic structures - central roles in cellular processes;
  • microtubule dynamics, and associated protein regulation - behavior, dynamic instability;
  • microtubule spatial organization - functional implications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Historical Perspective

  • Molecular Composition of Microtubules, Structural Properties, and Assembly of Microtubules

  • Functional Implications of Microtubule Spatial Organization

  • Abbreviations

  • References