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Microtubules and microfilaments

1. Of what subunits are microtubules composed?

2. Of what subunits are microfilaments composed?

3. If the microfilaments are disrupted, what will be the effect on the cell shape? On the organization of the golgi? On mitosis?

4. If microtubules are disrupted what will be the effect on the cell shape? On the organization of the golgi? On mitosis?

5. If microtubules are stabilized what will be the effect on the cell shape? On the organization of the golgi? On mitosis?

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1. Microtubules are tubules made of dimers of alpha and beta tubulin units.

2. Microfilaments are filaments consisting of a double strand of globular Actin units.

3. If microfilaments are disrupted:
- there is no effect on either the shape of the cell or the organization of ...

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