MT can process (transport) data, MT can store data, MT can integrate and orchestrate data. Data is the result of sensory reaction producing a stream of data that is transported via microtubules, then compared to memories stored in the brain and "translated" by the brain into a recreation of the sensory data, i.e. an internal image of what the data originally represented. Apparently this evolutionary process resulted in an emergent data sensitivity that was causal to electrochemically elicited emotional experiences. Anil Seth identifies this "best guessing" by the brain as "controlled hallucinations". I hope you have watched his short but revelatory lecture. He clearly demonstrates how the brain learns and applies knowledge-based successful survival techniques. Yes! MT make exact copies of DNA via the mitotic spindle. https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_berry_animations_of_unseeable_biology?language=en#t-471663 MT in plant leaf perform photosynthesis and distribution of energy. The Influence of Light on Microtubule Dynamics and Alignment in the Arabidopsis Hypocotyl[W] Adrian Sambade,a,1 Amitesh Pratap,b,1 Henrik Buschmann,a Richard J. Morris,b and Clive Lloyda,2 Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. ABSTRACT https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3289555/ Roles of actin cytoskeleton for regulation of chloroplast anchoring Yuuki Sakai† and Shingo Takagi Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer ABSTRACT Yes! MT are ion powered motors, that drive the flagella for one. This was one of the items in contention during the Kitzmiller v Dover trial. Behe tried to argue that the microtubule motor that drives cilia and flagella was n irreducibly complex organelle, which was debunked by several scientists and caused the judge to rule against the concept of Intelligent Design. That is how I was introduced to one of the many microtubules functions. Cilia, flagella, and centrioles Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Cilia and flagella are projections from the cell. They are made up of microtubules , as shown in this cartoon and are covered by an extension of the plasma membrane. They are motile and designed either to move the cell itself or to move substances over or around the cell. The primary purpose of cilia in mammalian cells is to move fluid, mucous, or cells over their surface. Cilia and flagella have the same internal structure. The major difference is in their length. http://cytochemistry.net/cell-biology/cilia.htm# How about now? If you want more? Just ask.......I love to share......Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!