Life without centrioles: cilia in the spotlight.


Journal Article

Centrioles are critical cellular components that form the architectural core of both centrosomes and basal bodies, the nucleating structures of cilia. New work, including a study in this issue (), highlights the unexpected finding that lack of centrioles does not impede development in the fruit fly. Rather, flies reach maturity but then die because their sensory neurons lack cilia.

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Cited Authors

  • Badano, JL; Katsanis, N

Published Date

  • June 30, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1228 - 1230

PubMed ID

  • 16814708

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16814708

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0092-8674

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cell.2006.06.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States