© 1977

Mitosis Facts and Questions

Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany, April 25–29, 1977

  • M. Little
  • N. Paweletz
  • C. Petzelt
  • H. Ponstingl
  • D. Schroeter
  • H.-P. Zimmermann
  • Vera Runnström-Reio
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. J. M. Mitchison, D. Werner
    Pages 1-19
  3. G. M. Edelman, P. D’Eustachio, D. A. McClain, S. M. Jazwinski, W. W. Franke
    Pages 20-50
  4. H. Fuge, N. Paweletz
    Pages 51-77
  5. G. G. Borisy, R. R. Gould, H. Ponstingl
    Pages 78-97
  6. J. W. Sanger, E. Mandelkow
    Pages 98-120
  7. F. Duspiva, E. Schnepf
    Pages 121-149
  8. R. B. Nicklas, D. Schroeter
    Pages 150-166
  9. J. R. McIntosh, C. Petzelt
    Pages 167-195
  10. D. Mazia, D. Dietz
    Pages 196-219
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 220-253

About these proceedings


Two years ago, about twenty people gathered informally in our institute to discuss mitosis. We took this opportunity to try to separate the "hard" facts of mitosis which are accepted by most people, from the "soft" ones which are still open for discussion. Surprisingly few "hard" facts survived with their reputation still intact. This result led us to orga­ nize a similar meeting on a larger scale. The outcome was the workshop "Mitosis: Facts and Questions", which was held at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg from April 25-29, 1977. An introductory lecture was given for each of nine major topics, followed by an extensive discussion of facts, questions and future experiments. Further details were provided by posters. The proceedings of the meeting are published in this volume. We feel that many open questions and facts described here will provide stimulating ideas and a basis for further investigation of this fundamental process. The success of the workshop would not have been possible without the help of many people. We are very grateful to the German Cancer Research Center for its interest and assistance, and for the support of the Verein zur Forderung der Krebsforschung in Deutschland represented by Prof. Dr. h.c. K.H. Bauer, the ECBO (European Cell Biology Organization) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Zellbiologie. Our sincere thanks are also extended to our students and technicians for their enthusiastic help, and to Mrs. Joa for typing the manuscripts.


Cell Chromosome Krebs Krebsforschung Mitose cell biology

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Little
    • 1
  • N. Paweletz
    • 1
  • C. Petzelt
    • 1
  • H. Ponstingl
    • 1
  • D. Schroeter
    • 1
  • H.-P. Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Vera Runnström-Reio
  1. 1.Institut für ZellforschungDeutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mitosis Facts and Questions
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany, April 25–29, 1977
  • Editors M. Little
    N. Paweletz
    C. Petzelt
    H. Ponstingl
    D. Schroeter
    H.-P. Administrative Editor: Zimmermann
    V. Runnström-Reio
  • Series Title Proceedings in Life Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-08517-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-66817-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-66815-9
  • Series ISSN 0172-6625
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cell Biology
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