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Description

Fluorescent micrograph showing the mitotic spindle, which is composed of microtubules. During cell division the chromosomes duplicate and are pulled to opposite poles by the spindle, once the chromosomes have separated the cell divides and forms two new daughter cells.

Technical Details

B0007804 Mitotic spindle. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Biological Sources

Cellular Component
spindle

Biological Context

Biological Process
mitosis
mitotic anaphase

Attribution

Name
B. Strauss
Link
Wellcome Images

Imaging

Image Type
recorded image
Imaging Mode
confocal microscopy
Parameters Imaged
fluorescence emission
Source of Contrast
distribution of a specific protein
Processing History
unprocessed raw data

Sample Preparation

Relation To Intact Cell
dispersed cells in vitro

Dimensions

Spatial Axis Image Size Pixel Size
X 453px ——
Y 576px ——
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