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CBSE - IX - Biology - The Fundamental Unit of Life

What is the difference between centriole and centrosome?

Asked by 21st February 2009, 7:08 PM
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Centrioles are present within the centrosome. The centrosome,is an organelle that serves as the main microtubule organizing center of the animal cell as well as a regulator of cell-cycle progression. Centrosomes are composed of two orthogonally arranged centrioles surrounded by an amorphous mass of protein. Each centriole is made up of a ring of nine groups of microtubules. The two centrioles are arranged such that one is perpendicular to the other.


Answered by Expert 22nd February 2009, 7:41 AM

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