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Cell division

The heart of the cycle

To reproduce, cells must copy their genetic material and distribute the replicas into two daughter cells. A self-perpetuating molecular oscillator regulates periodic transitions between these two processes.

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Figure 1: The oscillations of the cell cycle.
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Lukas, J., Bartek, J. The heart of the cycle. Nature 432, 564–567 (2004).

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