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Oriented Cell Division: The Pull of the Pole.

07:00 EST 17th December 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Oriented Cell Division: The Pull of the Pole."

Cells are thought to divide along their longest axis. Now, two studies in Developmental Cell (Scarpa et al., 2018) and EMBO Journal (Finegan et al., 2018) reveal that in many instances, cell division orientation in vivo is not determined by cell shape, but rather by local anisotropies in cell mechanics.

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Name: Developmental cell
ISSN: 1878-1551
Pages: 686-687

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