Figure 18-35. The midbody.

Figure 18-35The midbody

(A) A scanning electron micrograph of an animal cell in culture in the process of dividing; the midbody still joins the two daughter cells. (B) A conventional electron micrograph of the midbody of a dividing animal cell. Cleavage is almost complete, but the daughter cells remain attached by this thin strand of cytoplasm containing the remains of the central spindle. See also the late telophase panel in Figure 18-8. (A, courtesy of Guenter Albrecht-Buehler; B, courtesy of J.M. Mullins.)

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