02 July 2004
Vol 305, Issue 5680

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COVER Chinese hamster ovary cells in the late stage of cell division, surrounded by isolated midbodies. Midbodies, first described in 1891 by Walther Flemming and dismissed by many biologists as "cellular garbage," play a key role in cell division. Microtubules are green, the actin cytoskeleton is red, and DNA is labeled in blue. See page 61. [Image: A. R. Skop]