Advances in Life Science and Biotechnology

Perspective - (2022) Volume 10, Issue 3

Evolution Of centrioles and centrosomes in cytoplasmic inheritance
William Joy*
Department of Biotechnology, Stanford University, California, United States
*Correspondence: William Joy, Department of Biotechnology, Stanford University, California, United States,

Received: 05-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. ALSB-22-77244; Editor assigned: 08-Aug-2022, Pre QC No. ALSB-22-77244 (PQ); Reviewed: 23-Aug-2022, QC No. ALSB-22-77244; Revised: 30-Aug-2022, Manuscript No. ALSB-22-77244 (R); Published: 07-Sep-2022, DOI: 10.51268/2736-1837.22.10.075


Evolutionary scientists have long struggled to understand centrosomes. They have either received unfounded rumors about them or have gone unnoticed. In this study, they focus on the issues and evolutionary paradoxes related to centrosome and centriole evolution and attempt to explain them in the context of recent developments in centrosome biology. The assumption that centrosomes are independent replicators that are not dependent on the nucleus and cytoplasm is the foundation for the majority of evolutionary theories of centrosome evolution. Cells' centrosomes are responsible for arranging microtubules. They may have an impact on chromosomal motions during cell division, sensory and motor characteristics (such as the basal body of cilia), and motor characteristics. However, other than in male meiosis, this latter role does not appear to be crucial, and the causes of this are yet unknown. Even if the centrosome is lacking in some taxa, when its structure is remarkably constant; in the majority of eukaryotes' taxa, it doesn't seem to have undergone any significant evolution. However, some insect species exhibit extraordinary centriole hypertrophy. They talk about how this might be connected to the peculiar reproductive mechanism these insects have. Finally, they go over the reasons why various animal species may have varied centrosome fates in sperm and early embryos. An organelle found in eukaryotes called the centriole is involved in cell division, sensory reception, movement, and embryogenesis. It may be found on its own or as a component of the centrosome, a larger organelle. While the odd nine-fold structure of the centriole is retained throughout the eukaryote kingdoms, it is very varied in a few species and completely absent in others.

These issues have either been completely neglected by evolutionary biologists or attempted to be addressed by incorrect models of centriole transmission. Here, they highlight a few contradictions and mysteries related to the evolution of centrioles and centrosomes and attempt to explain them in light of recent developments in centrosome biology. They largely concentrate on the development and function of centrioles as a component of animal centrosomes, but they will also briefly touch on the evolution of centrioles in other eukaryotes. Centrioles' highly conserved nine-fold structure and prominent position in eukaryotic cells across all eukaryotic phyla imply that not only are they an essential organelle, but also that their precise structure is essential and that variation in this structure either does not occur or is necessarily harmful. And yet centrioles have completely disappeared from a few large eukaryotic taxa. The simultaneous role of centrioles in cilia and in cell reproduction makes this paradox a little more challenging to comprehend. Centrioles appear to be absolutely necessary for cilia but far less so for cell division. However, even though centrioles are not necessary for cell replication, animals frequently use them for this function. Here, they discuss current findings on centriole function, functional requirement, and what these findings can tell us about the evolution and taxonomic distribution of centrioles. To avoid confusion, terminology like "centrosome inheritance" and "centrosome transmission" should be avoided because centrosomes are not real replicators. The possibility of supernumerary centrosomes, which can disrupt the cell cycle and result in pathology, may be decreased by canonical (centrosome-induced) centrosome production, which may enable tighter regulation of centrosome number than de novo centrosome formation.


Maternal-paternal competition over the eradication of paternal chromosomes from the male germ line may have contributed to the evolution of gigantic centrioles in some flies and scale insects. The zygote's reliance on a centrosome produced from the sperm may have developed to speed up embryo activation after fertilization and prevent spontaneous oocyte activation.

The remaining evolutionary issues in centrosome biology require investigation of centrosome development and function in a wide range of species, particularly in those lineages that have independently developed unique centrosomes.

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