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Abstract

This is a procedural model of microtubule dynamics. It is rendered in real-time in the Marion molecular visualization framework. The image shows the "catastrophe" event, i.e., a sudden switch between the growth and rapid shortening of a microtubule, a filament which is a part of cytoskeleton. In the background, molecules of proteins cell cytoplasm proteins are visible.

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Microtubule Catastrophe: Real-time rendered model of dynamic instability of a microtubule - part of a skeleton of a cell. Microtubule Catastrophe: Real-time rendered model of dynamic instability of a microtubule - part of a skeleton of a cell.

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@misc{mindek-2019-mci,
  title =      "Microtubule Catastrophe",
  author =     "Peter Mindek and Tobias Klein and Ludovic Autin and Theresia
               Gschwandtner",
  year =       "2019",
  abstract =   "This is a procedural model of microtubule dynamics. It is
               rendered in real-time in the Marion molecular visualization
               framework. The image shows the "catastrophe" event, i.e., a
               sudden switch between the growth and rapid shortening of a
               microtubule, a filament which is a part of cytoskeleton. In
               the background, molecules of proteins cell cytoplasm
               proteins are visible. ",
  month =      sep,
  note =       "VCBM 2019, Image Contest Jury's Award",
  keywords =   "molecular visualization, microtubules, biology",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2019/mindek-2019-mci/",
}