B0004327 Human chromosomes and spindle at anaphase
Credit: Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy. Wellcome Images
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Human chromosomes (blue) in the anaphase stage of mitosis. They are attached to the spindle which is contracting to pull the two sets of chromosomes apart into opposite poles of the cell prior to cytokinesis. The centromeres (green) are the points on a chromosome that attach to the spindle. This image is a maximum-intensity projection of deconvolved 3D data sets from a restoration microscope.
Deconvolved fluorescence micrograph
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