The liquid drop nature of nucleoli

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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)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Nuclear organelles
  • Nuclear structure
  • Nucleoli
  • Physical biology
  • Ribosome synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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