Asters

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Radial microtubule arrays found in animal cells that help to manipulate chromosomes during cell division. It is found around the centrioles during mitosis, star-shaped. Asters help to manipulate chromosomes during cell division to ensure that each daughter cell has the appropriate complement of chromosomes[1].

Reference

  1. About.com, Biology. Available at : http://biology.about.com/od/mitosisglossary/g/asters.htm (20 Nov 2013)

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