Cytokinesis looks different in all creatures yet it is always beautifulů

Escherichia coli
Expressing FtsZ-GFP in addition to its native copy, undergoing division on nutrient agar on a microscope slide.  To visualize the cell surface, it has been stained with FM4-64, a red fluorescent vital membrane dye.
Sun, Q. and Margolin, W. (1998) FtsZ dynamics during the division cycle of live Escherichia coli cells. The Journal of Bacteriology, 180: 2050-2056.


Saccharomyces cerevisiae
(Budding Yeast)
GFP-Myo1p ring and DIC images.
Bi, E., Maddox, P., Lew, D., Salmon, E.D., McMillan, J.,  Yeh, E., and Pringle, J. (1998) Involvement of an actomyosin contractile ring in Saccharomyces cerevisiae cytokinesis. Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 142(5):1301-1312.


Schizosaccharomyces pombe
(Fission Yeast)
The cells are expressing GFP-tubulin as well as GFP-nuclear-pore-protein.
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by Phong Tran, Valerie Doye, and Fred Chang



Dictyostelium discoideum
(Slime Mold)
by Noel Gerald and Arturo DeLozanne



Eyprepocnemis plorans
A short animation of a Meiosis that has been made from images of grasshopper meiosis.
by Miguel Pita


Caenorhabditis elegans
(Nematode Worm)
by Ahna R. Skop and John G. White


Isolated P1 blastomeres from early C. elegans embryo...
They divide in a line due to asymmetric spindle alignment.
by Ahna R. Skop and John G. White


Lytechinus variegatus
(Sea Urchin)
by Julie C. Canman and Mark Terasaki


Xenopus laevis
(South African Clawed Frog)
First and second divisions, note the surface contraction waves preceding each division.
by David Gard and Students


Surface contraction waves continue in Xenopus embryos treated with the MT inhibitor nocodazole
Indicating the independence of the cytoplasmic clock from the mechanics of mitosis and cytokinesis.
by David Gard and Students


Danio rerio
by Leonard D'Amico and Mark Cooper


3-D Revolving image of an anaphase spindle
by Aaron Straight


Rat kangaroo kidney epithelial cell (PtK1)
Notice both kinectochores of one chromosome were seemingly attached to the same pole at anaphase onset.
by Julie C. Canman, Paul S. Maddox, and E.D. Salmon


GFP-Actin in pig kidney epithelial cell (LLPCK1)

by Eric Shelden


Tradescantia stamen hair cell
(Spiderwort plant)
by Aline Valster and Peter K. Hepler

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Grasshopper Spermatocyte Cytokinesis
D. melanogaster (Fruit Fly) Cytokinesis
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