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chromatid - mitosis

Post by curious1234 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:08 am

I'm confused. During mitosis are spindles attached to centromeres or kinetochore of a chromatid? Some information I read says on, some says the other and then I've also read that spindles attach to both. Is this possible?

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:06 pm

the centromere is a region of the chromosome. The kinetochore is a specialized structure that attaches to the spindle. The spindle microtubules directly attach to the kinetochore.
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Post by nibs02 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:04 am

As what MrMistery said, the spindle fibers actually attach to the kinetochore which are located within the centromere.

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Post by parthatel » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:34 pm

The centromere is composed of kinetochore fibers which attach to the spindle fibers.

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Post by Northernstar » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:04 am

centromeres are starting point of spindles. They stabilize these spindles, like anchors...

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Re: chromatid - mitosis

Post by lara » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:21 am

kinetochore is the specialized proteinaceous part of the centromere to which the spindle fibres attach.

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