Spindle microtubles

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The stage of cytokenesis faces the issue of ensuring the right timing and positioning of cell division to take place. In this process, spindle fibres are essential in aiding equal divison of genetic material from a parent cell to its daughter cells (in both mitosis and meiosis). The long fibres of proteins are known as microtubles and these structured emerge from the centrioles to form a spindle[1][2]


  1. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Morgan D, Raff M, Roberts K, and Walter P. Molecular Biology of The Cell. 6th Ed, New York: Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group. 2015
  2. Nature News. Nature Publishing Group. Sinple Fibres. 2014 [cited 5/12/17]. Available from: https://www.nature.com/scitable/definition/spindle-fibers-304

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