Journal article

Mitosis: an argument for multiple mechanisms achieving chromosomal movement.

JD Pickett-Heaps, AS Bajer

Cytobios | Published : 1977


Recent research has stimulated the quest for a single, universal mechanism to accommodate all observations on mitotic behavior, in order to reconcile much confusing and conflicting data into one coherent theory. This paper develops the view that such a simple approach is not justified, and may even inhibit current efforts to understand mitosis. Attention is drawn to the theoretical implications of recent observations, which probably demonstrate a multiplicity of mitotic mechanisms in modern organisms, and may provide evidence of evolutionary diversity in complex cytoplasmic systems.

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