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CytoplasmCytoskeleton

Definition

The cytoskeleton is a dynamic three-dimensional structure that fills the cytoplasm of cells. The cytoskeleton is responsible for cell movement, cytokinesis, and the organization of the organelles or organelle-like structures within the cell. The major components of the cytoskeleton are the microfilaments (of actin), microtubules (of tubulin), the intermediate filament systems and a fourth group, the MinD-ParA group, that appears to be unique to bacteria.

Synonyms

Category

› Cellular component

Keywords

Cytoskeleton

GOi

cytoskeleton [ GO:0005856 ]