Figure 11.39. Intracellular organization of microtubules.

Figure 11.39Intracellular organization of microtubules

The minus ends of microtubules are anchored in the centrosome. In interphase cells, the centrosome is located near the nucleus and microtubules extend outward to the cell periphery. During mitosis, duplicated centrosomes separate and microtubules reorganize to form the mitotic spindle.

From: Microtubules

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The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 2nd edition.
Cooper GM.
Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates; 2000.
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