The distances of clathrin-coated pits to the nearest cortical microtubules were measured in four different cell types of Equisetum hyemale, and these were compared to the distances of artificially generated random markers to the same microtubules. Statistical analysis of the data showed young growing cells to possess non-random distributions of coated pits, while in full-grown cells coated pits seemed to be randomly distributed in relation to the microtubules.

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Acta botanica neerlandica

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H.M.P. Kengen, & J. Derksen. (1993). Distribution of clathrin-coated pits is related to cortical microtubules in growing cells but not in non-growing cells. Acta botanica neerlandica, 42(3), 357–362.