Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 17551730
Plant Cell Rep. 2007 Sep;26(9):1431-8
The Golgi apparatus in plants is organized as a multitude of individual stacks that are motile in the cytoplasm and in close association with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) (Boevink et al. in Plant J 15:441-447, 1998). These stacks operate as a sorting centre for cargo molecules, providing modification and redirection to other organelles as appropriate. In the post-Golgi direction, these include vacuole and plasma membrane, and specialized transport routes to each are required to prevent mislocalization. Recent evidence in plant cells points to the existence of post-Golgi organelles that function as intermediate stations for efficient protein traffic, as well as to the influence of small GTPases such as Rabs and ARFs on post-Golgi trafficking. This review focuses on the latest findings on post-Golgi trafficking routes and on the involvement of GTPases and their effectors on the trafficking of proteins in the plant secretory pathway.