The liquid drop nature of nucleoli.

John F. Marko*

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Nucleoli are prominent subnuclear organelles, and are known to be hubs of ribosome synthesis. A recent study of Brangwynne et al. reports that the nucleoli of Xenopus oocytes display "liquid drop" behavior, suggesting that nucleolar structure may be driven by rather simple physical principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalNucleus (Austin, Tex.)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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