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Category:GO:0007020 ! microtubule nucleation

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DAG for GO:0007020id: GO:0007020

name: microtubule nucleation
namespace: biological_process
def: "The process in which tubulin alpha-beta heterodimers begin aggregation to form an oligomeric tubulin structure (a microtubule seed). Microtubule nucleation is the initiating step in the formation of a microtubule in the absence of any existing microtubules ('de novo' microtubule formation)." [GOC:go_curators, ISBN:0815316194, PMID:12517712]
xref: Wikipedia:Microtubule_nucleation
is_a: GO:0000226 ! microtubule cytoskeleton organization
relationship: part_of: GO:0046785 ! microtubule polymerization

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0007020</GOterm>
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