Centrioles of a Human Cancer: Intercellular Order and Intracellular Disorder

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Science  13 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3885, pp. 1300-1303
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3885.1300


A continuous, symmetric, and periodic pattern of long-range spatial order has been observed among the centrioles of both normal and neoplastic cells. Consecutive ultrathin sections of lethal human esophageal cancers have revealed a defect in the centriolar angle with random angularity and random, long, intercentriolar distances.

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