Meiotic spindle: sculpted by severing. Academic Article uri icon


  • Katanin is a conserved AAA ATPase with the ability to sever microtubules, but its biological function in animal cells has been obscure. A recent study using electron tomography has found that katanin stimulates the production of microtubules in the meiotic spindles of Caenorhabditis elegans oocytes.

publication date

  • November 7, 2006