Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function


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The organelle that serves as a microtubule organizing center during cell division is the

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1. The protein structure on a chromosome to which microtubules may attach is a

2. The primary type of microtubule that positions the chromosome in preparation for mitosis is

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz is mainly a collection of complete-the-sentence-style questions. The questions will provide you with a definition. You will then need to select the term the question describes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • The microtubule organizing center
  • A chromosome's protein structure
  • A primary kind of microtubule that anchors the spindle or positions the chromosome prior to mitosis
  • A major component of the mitotic spindle

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mitotic spindle lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of mitotic spindles to answer a question about one of its major components
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and properly interpret information regarding the protein structure to which microtubules might attach themselves
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the organelle that acts as a microtubule organizing center

Additional Learning

Once you have finished the quiz, make sure to peruse our fun and engaging related lesson, Mitosis I: The Mitotic Spindle. This partner lesson has these objectives:

  • Explain the mitotic spindle
  • Understand the centrosome
  • Describe the spindle pole
  • Characterize the astral and kinetochore microtubule