Dispatch. Chromosome position: now, where was I?

Curr Biol. 2003 Apr 29;13(9):R357-9. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(03)00276-8.


Is the nuclear organisation of chromosomes inherited through mitosis, when the nuclear membrane is broken down, and is it propagated to the nuclei of daughter cells? Two recent studies address this question using similar live cell imaging techniques, but reach different conclusions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Nucleus / physiology*
  • Chromosome Segregation / physiology*
  • Chromosomes / physiology*
  • Heterochromatin
  • Mitosis / physiology*


  • Heterochromatin