Regulation of cell division and roles for the post-mitotic midbody, The
Cell division is one of the most intricate and well-orchestrated events in the life of a cell. Ultimately, the separation of genetic material into the two daughter cells relies on smaller events within mitosis, such as nuclear envelope breakdown, spindle formation and orientation, actomyosin ring contraction, and abscission of the daughter cell membranes to complete the process. The process of abscission relies heavily on the midbody, a microtubule-rich organelle that resides in the intercellular bridge between the two daughter cells during telophase. The midbody acts as a scaffolding and ...
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