Length of the spindle at metaphase in Drosophila S2 cells

Value 11.5 μm Range: ±2.0 μm
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Varga V, Leduc C, Bormuth V, Diez S, Howard J. Kinesin-8 motors act cooperatively to mediate length-dependent microtubule depolymerization. Cell. 2009 Sep 18 138(6):1174-83. p.1174 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID19766569
Primary Source Goshima G, Wollman R, Stuurman N, Scholey JM, Vale RD. Length control of the metaphase spindle. Curr Biol. 2005 Nov 22 15(22):1979-88.PubMed ID16303556
Comments An example of tight size regulation is the mitotic spindle. In Drosophila S2 cells, the length of the spindle at metaphase varies little from cell to cell (11.5±2.0µm, mean ± standard deviation [SD], primary source).
Entered by Uri M
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