Cellular Organization: Bulk Actin Network Flows Drive Ooplasm Segregation

Niv Ierushalmi, Kinneret Keren

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Actin networks in the bulk cytoplasm, rather than cortical dynamics, drive ooplasm segregation in zebrafish oocytes. A contracting actin network drags the ooplasm toward the animal pole, while ‘comet tails’ push the yolk granules in the opposite direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R758-R761
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number15
StatePublished - 5 Aug 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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