The mitotic spindle and actin tails.

  title={The mitotic spindle and actin tails.},
  author={Eric Karsenti and François J N{\'e}d{\'e}lec},
  journal={Biology of the cell},
  volume={96 3},
To segregate their chromosomes, eukaryotic cells rely on a dynamic structure made of microtubules: the mitotic spindle. This structure can form in cells lacking centrosomes, because their chromosomes also nucleate microtubules. This second assembly pathway is observed even in some cells that naturally have centrosomes, for example when the centrosomes are ablated by laser surgery. Recent results have started to address the complementary question of whether centrosome-nucleated microtubules… CONTINUE READING

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