The coordination of spindle-positioning forces during the asymmetric division of the C. elegans zygote is revealed by distinct microtubule dynamics at the cortex

Jun 8, 2020 | Publications

Hélène Bouvrais, Laurent Chesneau, Yann Le Cunff, Danielle Fairbrass, Nina Soler, Sylvain Pastezeur, Thierry Pécot, Charles Kervrann, Jacques Pécréaux 


Unicellular Caenorhabditis elegans embryo imaged at the cortex plane during 25 seconds with α-tubulin labelling of the microtubules. The more persistent bright spots correspond to the contacts of the astral microtubules at the cell periphery, generating forces that position the mitotic spindle during cell division.


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