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    Are there centrosomes in plants and fungi?
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    Centrosomes (or centrioles) are found in most Eukaryotic cells - their purpose is to produce the spindle fibres which help to separate the chromosomes during cell replication (meosis)
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    But centrioles ate not present in higher plant cells. How do microtubules arise then.

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    But centrioles ate not present in higher plant cells. How do microtubules arise then.

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    I believe the theory was disproven recently (or so my teacher informs me) - however exam boards are yet to catch up. The function of centrioles is as yet unknown, though it is firmly believed that they play a vital role in spindle fibre production and cytokinesis in most eukaryotic cells.
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    That's my point. I was reading that centrosome in plants and animals is actually responsible for the microtubules not centrioles. But then I read that plants don't have any centrosome. What's this?
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    (Original post by Dynamo123)
    That's my point. I was reading that centrosome in plants and animals is actually responsible for the microtubules not centrioles. But then I read that plants don't have any centrosome. What's this?
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    upsetting stuff is what it is :eek:
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    Yeah, i am also shocked:eek:

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