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Mitotic Spindle

Mitotic Spindle

Computer model of the spindle that grabs and separates chromosomes during mitosis, to make two new cells. I don’t have a clear idea about how it knows what to do, how it does its job or what it’s made of. I’m not sure anybody does. Cellular machinery within our own bodies that is more complicated than any car, any rocket we’ve built yet.

Pic stolen from article; the text was interesting and the video somewhat mindblowing as well. How do chromosomes know when to “show up” pre-mitosis? Why didn’t i take biology seriously at a young age… : http://phys.org/news/2013-10-machinery-mitosis-kinetechores-centrioles-chromosome.html

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