DR ALEXEY KHODJAKOV / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR ALEXEY KHODJAKOV / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mitosis (image 3 of 6). Digital three-dimensional immunofluorescent light micrograph of a section through a mammalian cell during the metaphase stage of mitotic cell division. The chromosomes (blue) have lined up along the centre of the cell. The actin microfilaments (red) and tubulin microtubules (green) of the cytoskeleton maintain the cell's structure. The two centrosomes (pink dots, centre) organize the microtubules that move the chromosomes around the cell during mitosis. Mitosis produces two identical daughter cells. This is a rat kangaroo kidney epithelial cell. Magnification: x500 at 6x7cm size. For a sequence of mitosis see images P673/052-057.
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