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).
Centrioles as microtubule organizing centers for the marginal band of a molluscan erythrocyte.
Centrioles as microtubule organizing centers for marginal bands of molluscan erythrocytes.

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