Contact: Gina Kirchweger
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Caption: The top image shows fruit fly oocytes with fully functional Mtrm protein produce fully formed spindles. The bottom image shows that without functional Mtrm protein, oocytes suffer catastrophic destruction of chromosomes and other structures required for cell division. DNA is shown in blue, the meiotic spindle in red.
Credit: Courtesy of Amanda Bonner, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
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