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Chromosomes walk the line

During cell division, replicated DNA condenses into chromosomes that conspicuously align at the equator of the microtubule-based spindle. This alignment is important for accurate chromosome segregation to daughter cells and startling new data show that chromosomes cooperate with one another to achieve this alignment.

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Figure 1: Chromosome alignment in mitosis.


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Compton, D. Chromosomes walk the line. Nat Cell Biol 8, 308–310 (2006).

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