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What are the important functions of microtubules?

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The main functions of microtubules are:

  1. It gives structure and shape to the cell.
  2. It helps in the development of the spindle fibres during the cell division.
  3. It helps in moving the organelles throughout the cytoplasm.
  4. The microtubules are the major component of cilia and flagella.
  5. It also forms the centrioles and kinetosomes.
  6. It also causes the cyclosis.
  7. It helps in the orientation of the cellulose fibrils during the cell wall formation.
  8. It controls the chromosomal movements.
  9. It helps in the transporting the intra cellular materials.
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