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Exploring the pole: an EMBO conference on centrosomes and spindle pole bodies

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The centrosome and spindle pole body community gathered for its triennial meeting from 12–16 September, 2008 at EMBL in Heidelberg (Germany).

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Figure 1: Centriole duplication pathway.

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Jaspersen, S., Stearns, T. Exploring the pole: an EMBO conference on centrosomes and spindle pole bodies. Nat Cell Biol 10, 1375–1378 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncb1208-1375

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