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Cells 2018, 7(8), 101;

Revisiting Centrioles in Nematodes—Historic Findings and Current Topics

Experimental Center, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany
Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-0830, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 6 July 2018 / Revised: 23 July 2018 / Accepted: 24 July 2018 / Published: 8 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Comparative Biology of Centrosomal Structures in Eukaryotes)
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Theodor Boveri is considered as the “father” of centrosome biology. Boveri’s fundamental findings have laid the groundwork for decades of research on centrosomes. Here, we briefly review his early work on centrosomes and his first description of the centriole. Mainly focusing on centriole structure, duplication, and centriole assembly factors in C. elegans, we will highlight the role of this model in studying germ line centrosomes in nematodes. Last but not least, we will point to future directions of the C. elegans centrosome field. View Full-Text
Keywords: centrosome; centriole; C. elegans; Boveri centrosome; centriole; C. elegans; Boveri

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Schwarz, A.; Sankaralingam, P.; O’Connell, K.F.; Müller-Reichert, T. Revisiting Centrioles in Nematodes—Historic Findings and Current Topics. Cells 2018, 7, 101.

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