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English: In cell biology, the centrosome is an organelle that serves as the main microtubule organizing center (MTOC) of the animal cell as well as a regulator of cell-cycle progression. It was discovered by Edouard Van Beneden in 1883
A structure comprised of a core structure (in most organisms, a pair of centrioles) and peripheral material from which a microtubule-based structure, such as a spindle apparatus, is organized. Centrosomes occur close to the nucleus during interphase
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Instance of cellular component
Subclass of microtubule organizing center
Part of chromosome
Has part
  • centriole
  • centrosomal corona
  • pericentriolar material
  • centriolar satellite
Authority control
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