PerspectiveCell Biology

Persistence Pays

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Science  13 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5626, pp. 1675-1677
DOI: 10.1126/science.1086055

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We are only just beginning to understand the elegant choreography of microtubules as they self-organize into arrays that drive key cellular events, such as motility and mitosis. In her Perspective, Wadsworth discusses a new imaging study ( Shaw et al.) that reveals how microtubule arrays form in plant cells that lack a centrosomal organizing center.