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Dynamic Instability of Fluorescent Astral Microtubules in Living Schizosaccharomyces pombe Cells

Working with the Centre for Mechano Chemical Biology I looked at the growth dynamics of astral microtubules formed during anaphase in fission yeast. Although they are not yet fully understood, evidence that their function is to centralise and align the spindle with the long axis of the cell was observed.

Video of Fluorescent Astral Microtubules during Anaphase B in living Schizosaccharomyces pombe Cells

I presented this work at the MOAC annual conference in the form of a Poster and Slideshow, both of which are available below.