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Postby Adz795 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:18 pm

-What is the significance of a centrosome?

A plant cell can live without a centrosome. And in animal cells too centrosomes are not required for spindle formation during cell division.

-What do they specifically do as microtubule organizing centres?

Also in a human ovum (secondary oocyte) a pair of centrioles is absent. This does not seem to confer a selective disadvantage to the ovum.
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Postby Talcen » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:33 pm

I have trouble understanding your question, but this site here may be able to help you. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19402157

If not I apologize and wish you luck in finding the answer.
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Postby Adz795 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:39 am

Thank you, that link was really good!

My question was essentially the significance of a centrosome.
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