Nucleolus membraneless organelle once mysterious

Nucleolus membraneless organelle once mysterious

The nucleolus, at the center of the cell's nucleus, is the most prominent organelle without a membrane. It was once thought that it disappeared during cell division then reappeared. Since it exists in solution, in reality, it gets shaken up into pieces that come back together as one piece again. Credit: CNX OpenStax /  Download for free at  / commons license

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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
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  • Created On: Sep 20, 2018 - 1:42pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 20, 2018 - 1:43pm