Using single cell-imaging methods we have found that the volume of adherent cells grown in culture decreases as the cells rounds when it enters mitosis. A minimal volume is reached at metaphase. Rapid volume recovery initiates before abscission as cells make the transition from metaphase to cytokinesis. These volume changes are simultaneous with the rapid surface area decrease and recovery observed in mitotic cells. © 2008 Boucrot, Kirchhausen.
Boucrot, E., & Kirchhausen, T. (2008). Mammalian cells change volume during mitosis. PLoS ONE, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0001477