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Frantisek Baluska

IZMB, University of Bonn

Kirschellee 1

53115 Bonn



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  • IZMB, University of Bonn, Kirschellee 1, 53115 Bonn, Germany. 2009 - 2010
  • University of Bonn, Germany. 2009
  • Institute of Botany, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn, Department of Plant Cell Biology, Germany. 1999 - 2006
  • Institute of Cellular and Molecular Botany, University of Bonn, D-53115 Bonn, Germany. 2004 - 2005
  • Institute of Botany, Department of Plant Cell Biology, University of Bonn, Kirschallee 1, Germany. 2001 - 2004
  • Zellbiologie der Pflanzen, Botanisches Institut, Rheinisch Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität Bonn, D-53115, Germany. 2001
  • IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bristol, Long Ashton, Germany; e-mail:. 2000


  1. Root apex transition zone: a signalling-response nexus in the root. Baluska, F., Mancuso, S., Volkmann, D., Barlow, P.W. Trends Plant Sci. (2010) [Pubmed]
  2. Plant neurobiology: from sensory biology, via plant communication, to social plant behavior. Baluska, F., Mancuso, S. Cogn. Process (2009) [Pubmed]
  3. Cell-cell channels, viruses, and evolution: via infection, parasitism, and symbiosis toward higher levels of biological complexity. Baluska, F. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. (2009) [Pubmed]
  4. Cytokinesis in plant and animal cells: endosomes 'shut the door'. Baluska, F., Menzel, D., Barlow, P.W. Dev. Biol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  5. Plant synapses: actin-based domains for cell-to-cell communication. Baluska, F., Volkmann, D., Menzel, D. Trends Plant Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  6. Plant formins come of age: something special about cross-walls. Baluska, F., Hlavacka, A. New Phytol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  7. Actin-dependent fluid-phase endocytosis in inner cortex cells of maize root apices. Baluska, F., Samaj, J., Hlavacka, A., Kendrick-Jones, J., Volkmann, D. J. Exp. Bot. (2004) [Pubmed]
  8. Eukaryotic cells and their cell bodies: Cell Theory revised. Baluska, F., Volkmann, D., Barlow, P.W. Ann. Bot. (2004) [Pubmed]
  9. Getting connected: actin-based cell-to-cell channels in plants and animals. Baluska, F., Hlavacka, A., Volkmann, D., Menzel, D. Trends Cell Biol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  10. The architecture of polarized cell growth: the unique status of elongating plant cells. Baluska, F., Wojtaszek, P., Volkmann, D., Barlow, P. Bioessays (2003) [Pubmed]
  11. Polar transport of auxin: carrier-mediated flux across the plasma membrane or neurotransmitter-like secretion?. Baluska, F., Samaj, J., Menzel, D. Trends Cell Biol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. Cytoskeleton-plasma membrane-cell wall continuum in plants. Emerging links revisited. Baluska, F., Samaj, J., Wojtaszek, P., Volkmann, D., Menzel, D. Plant Physiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  13. Pictures in cell biology. Actin-driven polar growth of plant cells. Baluska, F., Volkmann, D. Trends Cell Biol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  14. F-actin-dependent endocytosis of cell wall pectins in meristematic root cells. Insights from brefeldin A-induced compartments. Baluska, F., Hlavacka, A., Samaj, J., Palme, K., Robinson, D.G., Matoh, T., McCurdy, D.W., Menzel, D., Volkmann, D. Plant Physiol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  15. Latrunculin B-induced plant dwarfism: Plant cell elongation is F-actin-dependent. Baluska, F., Jasik, J., Edelmann, H.G., Salajová, T., Volkmann, D. Dev. Biol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  16. Motile plant cell body: a "bug" within a "cage". Baluska, F., Volkmann, D., Barlow, P.W. Trends Plant Sci. (2001) [Pubmed]
  17. Sink plasmodesmata as gateways for phloem unloading. Myosin VIII and calreticulin as molecular determinants of sink strength?. Baluska, F., Cvrcková, F., Kendrick-Jones, J., Volkmann, D. Plant Physiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  18. Lilliputian mutant of maize lacks cell elongation and shows defects in organization of actin cytoskeleton. Baluska, F., Busti, E., Dolfini, S., Gavazzi, G., Volkmann, D. Dev. Biol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  19. Mastoparan alters subcellular distribution of profilin and remodels F-actin cytoskeleton in cells of maize root apices. Baluska, F., von Witsch, M., Peters, M., Hlavacka, A., Volkmann, D. Plant Cell Physiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  20. Root hair formation: F-actin-dependent tip growth is initiated by local assembly of profilin-supported F-actin meshworks accumulated within expansin-enriched bulges. Baluska, F., Salaj, J., Mathur, J., Braun, M., Jasper, F., Samaj, J., Chua, N.H., Barlow, P.W., Volkmann, D. Dev. Biol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  21. CYTOSKELETAL PERSPECTIVES ON ROOT GROWTH AND MORPHOGENESIS. Barlow, P.W., Baluska, F. Annu. Rev. Plant Physiol. Plant Mol. Biol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  22. Maize calreticulin localizes preferentially to plasmodesmata in root apex. Baluska, F., Samaj, J., Napier, R., Volkmann, D. Plant J. (1999) [Pubmed]
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