Definition, Location and Functions of Centrioles


A centriole is a small set of microtubules arranged in a specific way.   “Or”    Centrioles are hollow cylindrical organelles found in the cells of animals and many unicellular organisms.

Numbers:- each cell contain 2 centrioles. Both are collectively called as centrosome.

Location:- The centrioles are present near the exterior surface of the nucleus.

Structure:- each centriole are usually composed of nine triplets of microtubules (protein of the cytoskeleton)

Function of centrioles:
**Cell division
**Cellular organization.

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