Microtubules - • Microtubules determine cell shape and...

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Microtubules Features: Long, relatively rigid, hollow rods ~25nm in diameter [thickest cytoskeletal elements] composed of a single type of globular protein known as tubulin dynamic continually undergoing assembly and disassembly Functions:
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Unformatted text preview: • Microtubules determine cell shape and play a role in a variety of cell movements: •-cell locomotion by cilia and flagella •-the intracellular transport of organelles •-separation of chromosomes during mitosis...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

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