Figure 19-6. The disassembly and reassembly of microtubules in interphase cultured animal cells can be induced either by adding and subsequently removing colcemid or by cooling to 0 °C and subsequently rewarming to 37 °C.

Figure 19-6The disassembly and reassembly of microtubules in interphase cultured animal cells can be induced either by adding and subsequently removing colcemid or by cooling to 0 °C and subsequently rewarming to 37 °C

Both the addition and the removal of tubulin occurs at the (+) ends of the microtubules.

From: Section 19.1, Microtubule Structures

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