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Cell division

Timing the machine

During cell division everything must happen at the right time, or errors occur. A common cellular control device, protein phosphorylation, is now shown to time the assembly of a key part of the division machinery.

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Figure 1: The mechanics of cell division.

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Bowerman, B. Timing the machine. Nature 430, 840–841 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430840a

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