microtubule organizing center

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microtubule organizing center (MTOC)

region of eukaryotic cells such as a centrosome or basal body from which microtubules grow.
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Examples of discrete but centriole-less microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) have been discovered in bryophytes (Brown & Lemmon, 1988a, 1990, 2007; Shimamura et al.
The organization of highly polar microtubules into functional arrays occurs at sites known as microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs).

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