Studying microtubules by electron microscopy.

  title={Studying microtubules by electron microscopy.},
  author={Carolyn A Moores},
  journal={Methods in cell biology},
Microtubules are one of the three components of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton and play a central role in many aspects of cell function, including cell division and cell motility. Electron microscopy, of both isolated microtubules and of microtubules in their cellular context, is an essential tool in understanding their structure and function. These studies have been particularly important because the size and heterogeneity of microtubules mean that they are not readily studied by other structural… CONTINUE READING