Life without Centrioles: Cilia in the Spotlight

Jose L. Badano, Elias Nicholas Katsanis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 (Basto et al., 2006), 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1228-1230
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 30 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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