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Cell division

Burning the spindle at both ends

Accurate transmission of the genome during cell division requires the physical separation of replicated chromosomes. The identities of two molecular motors needed to do the job in fruitflies are now revealed.

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Figure 1: Achieving chromosome segregation in fruitfly cells.

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Heald, R. Burning the spindle at both ends. Nature 427, 300–301 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/427300a

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