Biology-Online • View topic - Polynculeation

Join for Free!
122497 members


Discussion of all aspects of cellular structure, physiology and communication.

Moderator: BioTeam


Postby softmatters » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:28 pm

I have a culture of Mouse fibroblast cells. When I seed them on to a glass coverslip and observe them in an inverted microscope I see lots of cells with 2 or 3 nuclei and sometimes the nuclei appear to be enlarged. What is going on? Please help a lowly biophysicist.

Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:45 am

Postby MrMistery » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:16 pm

well you may be observing a late telophase, when the nucleus has divided but cytokinesis has not taken place yet. or you may be observing the process of entosis - your cell with two nuclei might actually be a cell inside another cell
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
User avatar
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)

Return to Cell Biology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest