Cytokinesis in Animal Cells

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 8, 2005 - Medical - 404 pages
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This book traces the history of some of the major ideas in the field and gives an account of our current knowledge of animal cytokinesis. It contains descriptions of division in different kinds of cells and the proposed explanations of the mechanisms underlying the visible events. The author also describes and explains experiments devised to test cell division theories. The forces necessary for cytokinesis now appear to originate from the interaction of linear polymers and motor molecules that have roles in force production, motion and shape change that occur in other phases of the biology of the cell. The localization of the force-producing mechanism to a restricted linear part of the subsurface is caused by the mitotic apparatus, the same cytoskeletal structure that insures orderly mitosis.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Normal Cell Division
1
CHAPTER 2 Theories of Cell Division
21
CHAPTER 3 The Site of the Division Mechanism
56
CHAPTER 4 The Nature of the Division Mechanism
69
CHAPTER 5 Positioning the Division Mechanism
90
CHAPTER 6 Formation of the Division Mechanism
139
CHAPTER 7 The StimulusResponse System
186
CHAPTER 8 Division Mechanism Function and Its Consequences
230
CHAPTER 9 Informative Variations on the Normal Process
265
CHAPTER 10 Conclusion
329
References
341
Author Index
375
Subject Index
381
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