kinetochore kinetochore

Definition(s):

  • (n) a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape

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  • "In test tube experiments, we've found that the kinetochore proteins form rings around the microtubules and this ring formation promotes microtubule assembly, stabilizes against disassembly, and promotes bundling," says Eva Nogales, a...
    on Feb 2, 2005 By: Eva Nogales Source: Innovations-Report

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