Dynamics of Cell Division / Edition 1

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This volume focuses on the structural aspects of cell division, rangin g from nuclear envelope breakdown to cytokinesis and partitioning of t he cytoplasm. It examines spindle assembly and chromosome behavior in mitosis and meiosis, centromere and kinetochore structure and regulati on, telomeres, the role of centrosomes, and mechanisms by which overal l regulation is achieved. Written as a companion volume to Cell Cycle Control, this book provides an up-to-date account of developments in t his exciting area of cell biology.

Disc. cell cycle checkpoints, mitotic changes, chromosome behaivor, spindle dynamics, cytoplasmic activity, signalling

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199636822
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Series: Frontiers in Molecular Biology Series, #20
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Department of Microbiology

University of Dundee

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Cell cycle checkpoints: safe passage through mitosis 1
2 Mitotic changes in the nuclear envelope 42
3 Poles apart? Spindle pole bodies and centrosomes differ in ultrastructure yet their function and regulation are conserved 57
4 Microtubule dynamics, molecular motors, and chromosome behavior 97
5 A moveable feast: the centromere - kinetochore complex in cell division 124
6 Telomeres: structure, synthesis, and cell cycle regulation 164
7 Meiosis: chromosome behavior and spindle dynamics 203
8 Inheritance of the cytoplasm during cell division 248
9 Cytokinesis 270
Index 317
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