Self-Organization of Microtubules and Motors

Self-organization of microtubules and kinesin oligomers, as described in The microtubules are unlabelled, and observed with dark-field light microscopy.

Quicktime movies:

Asters made with kinesins (12MB, movie by Thomas Surrey)
Asters made with NCD (15MB, movie by Thomas Surrey)
Vortex in unconstrained geometry (1.5 MB)
Longer version of the same vortex (6.1 MB)
Vortex formation in confined geometry (2.1 MB)


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