Centrioles

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Centrioles are cylindrical structures embedded in the centrosome. Centrioles are made up of a short cylinder of modified microtubules and a high number of accessory proteins. They are arranged at right angles to each other in an L-shaped configuration [1].

Centrioles organise the centrosome matrix, they ensure that it is duplicated during each cell cycle as the centrioles themselves duplicate.

References

  1. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, ALberts et al, Garland Science, 2008
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