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🧫 The developing cell: cell division and cell differentiation

The cytoskeleton

 

Cell division requires the active remodelling of the cell’s cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is made of multiple kinds of protein that offer it the right structure and aid during the process of division.

 

The centriole is a tubey spaghetti thing that aids in cell division when the duplicated chromosomes need to move into their subsequent new offspring cells from the parent cell (during mitosis).

 

 

They’re made of a special protein called tubulin because they’re tubeeeeeeeeeeeees. Why didn’t they call it spaghettulin? I guess spaghetti aren’t hollow but…

 

Microtubules also play a key part in how cell organelles are moved and placed within the cell. Two associated centrioles form the centrosome. The microtubules are also where spindle fibres extend from when they…

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