Review. A glossary of plant cell structures: Current insights and future questions (Plant Cell)

In a contribution to the January 2022 Plant Cell Focus Issue on Plant Cell Biology, Kang et al. have assembled an updated survey of plant cell structures. This review includes a dozen mini-reviews that describe various compartments or structures within plant cells: the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi stacks, endosomes, vacuole, lipid droplets, peroxisomes, mitochondria, chloroplast, membrane contact sites, plasmodesmata, and cell wall. Each review describes what the structure does, as well as its origins, distribution, diversity, and dynamic nature. As advances in imaging tools have recently contributed to tremendous strides in our understanding of plant cell structures, this review is a powerful and much needed resource and will be useful for teaching. Furthermore, the glossary is beautifully illustrated and includes supplemental video files like the one shown below. (Summary by Mary Williams @PlantTeaching) Plant Cell 10.1093/plcell/koab247.