[Answer] During mitosis microtubules attach to chromosomes at the ______.

Answer: kinetochores
During mitosis microtubules attach to chromosomes at the ______.
The primary result of mitosis and cytokinesis is the transfer of a parent cell’s genome into two daughter cells. The genome is composed of a number of chromosomes—complexes of tightly coiled DNA that contain genetic information vital for proper cell function. Because each resultant daughter cell should be genetically identical to the parent cell the parent cell must make a copy of each chromosome before mitosis. This occurs during the S phase of interphase. Chromosome duplication results in two identical sist…
During metaphase the pair of chromatids are aligned by the pushing and pulling of the attached kinetochore microtubules similar to a game of “tug of war”. Both sister chromatids stay attached to each other at the centromere. The chromosomes line up on the cell’s equator or center line and are prepared for division.
Anaphase – Wikipedia
Kinetochore – Wikipedia
The number of microtubules attached to one kinetochore is variable: in Saccharomyces cerevisiae only one MT binds each kinetochore whereas in mammals there can be 15–35 MTs bound to each kinetochore. However not all the MTs in the spindle attach to one kinetochore. There are MTs that extend from one centrosometo the other (and they are responsible for spindle length) and some shorter ones are interdigitated between the long MTs. Professor B. Nicklas (Duke University) showed that if o…
Microtubules attach to the midpoint of chromosomes (the centromere) via protein complexes (kinetochores). The attached microtubules depolymerise and shorten which together with motor proteins creates mo…

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