Friday, January 18, 2013

The Cell That Isn't: New Technique Captures Division of Membrane-Less Cells

A new technique allows scientists to study cell division without a cell membrane. There are several advantages: it can be physically constrained and manipulated; one can access nuclei which is normally buried deep in an opaque embryo; the method ican be combined with a wide-range of fruit fly genetics techniques. The method has revealed that, surprisingly, confined space not enough to restrict spindle size.
Science Daily, Jan 18 2013

Ivo A Telley, Imre Gáspár, Anne Ephrussi, Thomas Surrey.
A single Drosophila embryo extract for the study of mitosis ex vivo. 
Nature Protocols, 2013; 8 (2): 310 DOI:10.1038/nprot.2013.003


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