Actin control over microtubules suggested by DISTORTED2 encoding the Arabidopsis ARPC2 subunit homolog.
Saedler R, Mathur N, Srinivas BP, Kernebeck B, Hulskamp M, Mathur J. Plant Cell Physiol. 2004 Jul;45(7):813-22.
...... ARP2, ARP3 and ARPC5 subunits respectively, of a conserved actin modulating ARP2/3 complex. Here we identify a fourth gene, DISTORTED2 as the Arabidopsis homolog of the ARPC2 subunit of the ARP2/3 complex. Like other mutants in the complex dis2 trichomes also display supernumerary, randomly localized cortical actin patches. In addition dis2 trichomes possess abnormally clustered endoplasmic microtubules near sites of actin aggregation. Since microtubules are strongly implicated ......