Each of a pair of minute cylindrical organelles near the nucleus in animal cells, involved in the development of spindle fibres in cell division.
- In most animal cells, the centrosome contains a pair of centrioles, which consist of an array of microtubules.
- Glaucophytes undergo open mitosis and lack centrioles associated with the centrosomes.
- It is the sperm basal body that serves as a centriole in the zygotic microtubule organizing center.
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