User:Andy Maloney/Notebook/Lab Notebook of Andy Maloney/2010/02/05

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Longer time MT observation

I'm curious about what happens to the motility when I observe it for longer times. So, I'm making a fresh batch of MTs and I'm going to observe a slide for as long as I can handle it.

Observations

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So the above movie has something interesting. It has a rotating microtubule. On this microtubule I think it has a tail. This tail eventually breaks off the MT and keeps rotating while the rest of the MT moves away no problem.

Steve Koch 22:57, 5 February 2010 (EST): Very cool! It's actually on the leading end (minus end), so what is it, a horn?