Revisiting the role of microtubules in C. elegans polarity

Fumio Motegi, Geraldine Seydoux

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Abstract

Cells must break symmetry to acquire polarity. Microtubules have been implicated in the induction of asymmetry in several cell types, but their role in the Caenorhabditis elegans zygote, a classic polarity model, has remained uncertain. One study (see Tsai and Ahringer on p. 397 of this issue) brings new light to this problem by demonstrating that severe loss of microtubules impairs polarity onset in C. elegans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cell Biology
Volume179
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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