Meiotic spindle self-organization: one plus one equals only one

Curr Biol. 2009 Apr 14;19(7):R290-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.02.032.


Like other cellular organelles, the bipolar spindle is a structure of well-defined size and shape. Now, spindle fusion experiments using micro-manipulation have allowed current models for spindle morphogenesis and size control to be tested.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cytoskeleton / metabolism
  • Meiosis / physiology*
  • Microtubules / metabolism
  • Models, Biological
  • Spindle Apparatus / metabolism*
  • Spindle Apparatus / ultrastructure