B0004324 Chromosomes and spindle at metaphase
Credit: Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy. Wellcome Images
Human chromosomes (blue) in the metaphase stage of mitosis. They are attached to the spindle which will contract and pull the two sets of chromosomes apart into opposite poles of the cell prior to cytokinesis. This image is a maximum-intensity projection of deconvolved 3D data sets from a restoration microscope.
Deconvolved fluorescence micrograph
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