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Genetic Instability Due to Spindle Anomalies Visualized in Mutants of Dictyostelium

Cell Dynamics Group, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, am Klopferspitz 18, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany
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Cells 2021, 10(9), 2240; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10092240
Received: 26 July 2021 / Revised: 20 August 2021 / Accepted: 24 August 2021 / Published: 29 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Comparative Biology of Microtubule Organization in Eukaryotes)
Aberrant centrosome activities in mutants of Dictyostelium discoideum result in anomalies of mitotic spindles that affect the reliability of chromosome segregation. Genetic instabilities caused by these deficiencies are tolerated in multinucleate cells, which can be produced by electric-pulse induced cell fusion as a source for aberrations in the mitotic apparatus of the mutant cells. Dual-color fluorescence labeling of the microtubule system and the chromosomes in live cells revealed the variability of spindle arrangements, of centrosome-nuclear interactions, and of chromosome segregation in the atypical mitoses observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: centrosomes; chromosome segregation; Dictyostelium; genetic instability; mitosis; multinucleate cells centrosomes; chromosome segregation; Dictyostelium; genetic instability; mitosis; multinucleate cells
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Ecke, M.; Prassler, J.; Gerisch, G. Genetic Instability Due to Spindle Anomalies Visualized in Mutants of Dictyostelium. Cells 2021, 10, 2240. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10092240

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Ecke M, Prassler J, Gerisch G. Genetic Instability Due to Spindle Anomalies Visualized in Mutants of Dictyostelium. Cells. 2021; 10(9):2240. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10092240

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Ecke, Mary, Jana Prassler, and Günther Gerisch. 2021. "Genetic Instability Due to Spindle Anomalies Visualized in Mutants of Dictyostelium" Cells 10, no. 9: 2240. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10092240

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