Scientific article

Mitotic live-cell imaging at different timescales

Published inMethods in Cell Biology, vol. 145, p. 1-27
Publication date2018

Mitosis is a highly dynamic and choreographed process in which chromosomes are captured by the mitotic spindle and physically segregated into the two daughter cells to ensure faithful transmission of the genetic material. Live-cell fluorescence microscopy enables these dynamics to be analyzed over diverse temporal scales. Here we present the methodologies to study chromosome segregation at three timescales: we first show how automated tracking of kinetochores enables investigation of mitotic spindle and chromosome dynamics in the seconds-to-minutes timescale; next we highlight how new DNA live dyes allow the study of chromosome segregation over a period of several hours in any cell line; finally, we demonstrate how image sequences acquired over several days can reveal the fate of whole cell populations over several consecutive cell divisions.

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OLZIERSKY, Anna-Maria et al. Mitotic live-cell imaging at different timescales. In: Methods in Cell Biology, 2018, vol. 145, p. 1–27. doi: 10.1016/bs.mcb.2018.03.009
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