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Contact: Susan Trulove
Virginia Tech

Cell Division Interrupted 551 Million Years Ago?

Caption: Cells with what the scientists believe are two organelles, perhaps reflecting paired nuclei or spindle bundles caught in the act of separating, just as cell division was underway.

Credit: Provided by James Hagadorn

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