anastral


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anastral

[a′nas·trəl]
(cell and molecular biology)
Lacking asters.
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The origin, development, and function of the diffuse anastral spindle of land plants are fundamental questions in evolutionary and developmental biology.
The diversity in spindle origin seen in bryophytes is in stark contrast to the uniformity of anastral spindle origin in "higher plants" and centrosomal spindle origin in algal and animal cells.
2000; Gonczy, 2002), a growing number of studies in meiosis have revealed female meiosis-specific mechanisms regulating either astral or anastral meiotic spindle movement during asymmetric division: aside from the cytoskeleton itself, molecules associated with cytoskeletal organization as well as molecules that have no direct relationships with the cytoskeleton are involved in these processes.
gamma]-Tubulin localization changes from discrete polar organizers to anastral spindles and phragmoplasts in mitosis of Marchantia polymorpha L.