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ERIC Number: EJ846394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7509
Video Views and Reviews: Cytokinesis--A Phenomenon Overlooked Too Often
Watters, Christopher
Cell Biology Education, v4 n1 p10-18 Spr 2005
In this paper, the author reviews recently published videos that depict the roles played by myosin II in contraction of the cortical ring during cellularization and cytokinesis in early development (Royou et al., 2004), by spindle and astral microtubules in regulating the formation of cleavage furrows during the cleavage of primary spermatocytes (Inoue et al., 2004), and by a novel kinase in the regulation of cortical ring formation in postembryonic development (D'Avino et al., 2004). All three sets of videos were obtained from "Drosophila" material and nicely illustrate the complexity of cytokinesis in a single organism. For the sake of simplicity, however, the author has focused on those aspects of the articles that relate to phenomena depicted in the videos. The videos and articles are suitable for intermediate and advanced undergraduate students as well as graduate students, and their study could be extended to cytokinesis in other organisms through a High Wire search. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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