Microtubule centrosome system


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How does a cell’s skeleton organise itself so neatly into a wheel with spokes? Biophysicist Marileen Dogterom created an ultra-simple cell and discovered how it works. Tissue culturists, microscope manufacturers and scientific colleagues are flocking to her. “Our publication in Cell was truly a breakthrough.” An image with many microtubule working in unison to keep a centrosome dead-centre inside a nano-hole. The dynamics are complex to explain, but the image renders it remarkably simple.

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