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Figure 2 | Cell Division

Figure 2

From: Polar electrostatic forces drive poleward chromosome motions

Figure 2

Nanoscale electrostatic disassembly force at a centrosome. A poleward force results from an electrostatic attraction between positively-charged microtubule free ends and an oppositely charged centrosome matrix. Only disassembling microtubules are depicted, assembling microtubules could also be momentarily attracted to a centrosome.

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