chromatid – mitosis

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    • #9049
      curious1234
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      I’m confused. During mitosis are spindles attached to centromeres or kinetochore of a chromatid? Some information I read says on, some says the other and then I’ve also read that spindles attach to both. Is this possible?

    • #81444
      MrMistery
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      the centromere is a region of the chromosome. The kinetochore is a specialized structure that attaches to the spindle. The spindle microtubules directly attach to the kinetochore.

    • #81488
      nibs02
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      As what MrMistery said, the spindle fibers actually attach to the kinetochore which are located within the centromere.

    • #81917
      parthatel
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      The centromere is composed of kinetochore fibers which attach to the spindle fibers.

    • #81959
      Northernstar
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      centromeres are starting point of spindles. They stabilize these spindles, like anchors…

    • #81986
      lara
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      kinetochore is the specialized proteinaceous part of the centromere to which the spindle fibres attach.

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