Micromanipulated bivalents can trigger mini-spindle formation in Drosophila melanogaster spermatocyte cytoplasm

@article{Church1986MicromanipulatedBC,
  title={Micromanipulated bivalents can trigger mini-spindle formation in Drosophila melanogaster spermatocyte cytoplasm},
  author={Kathleen Church and R. Bruce Nicklas and Hsiu-Ping Lin},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={103},
  pages={2765 - 2773}
}
Single (individual) bivalents in cultured Drosophila melanogaster primary spermatocytes were detached from the spindle with a micromanipulation needle and placed in the cytoplasm. Such bivalents are prevented from rejoining the spindle by a natural membrane barrier that surrounds the spindle, but they quickly orient as if on a spindle of their own and the half-bivalents separate in anaphase. Serial section electron microscopy shows that a mini-spindle forms around the cytoplasmic bivalent, i.e… CONTINUE READING
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