PerspectiveCell Biology

Serving Up a Plate of Chromosomes

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Science  20 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5759, pp. 343-344
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123525

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Summary

Before being pulled into their respective daughter cells, duplicated chromosomes line up at the center of the cell. Video microscopy and high-resolution electron microscopy show how this precise arrangement is set up by the cell.