Size and Speed Go Hand in Hand in Cytokinesis

Martin Wühr, Timothy J. Mitchison, Christine M. Field

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Abstract

In animal cells, cytokinesis is mediated by the constriction of a cortical ring. In this issue, Carvalho et al. (2009) show in embryos of the worm Caenorhabditis elegans that the rate of ring constriction during cytokinesis is proportional to the initial cell perimeter, ensuring that the duration of cytokinesis is cell-size independent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798-800
Number of pages3
JournalCell
Volume137
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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