microtubule-organizing center

mi·cro·tu·bu·le-·organ·iz·ing cen·ter

a locus in interphase and mitotic cells from which most microtubules radiate; in the center of this center is the centriole; this center determines the polarity of cellular microtubules.
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Near the animal pole, microtubules were oriented more or less along meridian lines and appeared to radiate from a microtubule-organizing center near the male and female pronuclei, which were 38.
That we could regenerate microtubules and oil droplet movement near the animal pole by irradiating this region en face is not surprising, given the apparent presence of a microtubule-organizing center there (Abraham et al.
Objective: Centrosomes are the main microtubule-organizing centers in animal cells and their structure and function are extremely well conserved across evolution.

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