How Does A Millimeter-Sized Cell Find Its Center?

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When mitosis occurs, the nucleus is at the center of the cell, and the two daughter cells split symmetrically. But how does the nuclues find the center of the cell? While there seems to be reasonable explanations for small and intermediate sized cells, the mechanism for large (millimeter) sized cells is unclear. This paper proposes a few possibilities.