Focus Issue: Cellular Dynamics

Plant Physiology has released a focus issue on the topic of Cellular Dynamics, which includes Updates on topics ranging from Actin Dynamics to Wall Growth. The Editorial by Szymanski, Bassham, Munnik, and Sakamoto provides an excellent overview of the current state our understanding of plant cell dynamics. As they observe, “Discovering and unraveling the complexity of these multiscale systems level interactions is a grand challenge in plant research.” The collected reviews span all the parts of the cell (organelles, endomembranes, cytoskeleton) and also new tools such as modeling and light sheet microscopy that are being used to build comprehensive pictures of cells’ dynamic activities. It’s a very nice collection of articles particularly for those who want to catch up on these important topics or for use in teaching. (Summary by Mary Williams) Plant Physiol.