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Cellular component Centrosome

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DefinitionThe centrosome is a microtubule organizing center (MTOC) responsible for the nucleation and organisation of microtubules. It is composed of two orthogonally arranged centrioles, each one having a barrel shaped microtubule structure, and their surrounding pericentriolar material (PCM).
Category› Cellular component
GOimicrotubule organizing center [ GO:0005815 ]
Graphical CytoplasmCentrosomeMicrotubule organizing centerCytoskeleton