2 uL of 0.25 mg/mL MTs applied to grid for 1 minute, 4 uL of 0.7 mg/mL Ndc80 bonsai added, manually blot 1 minute, another 4 uL of Ndc80 applied for 1 minute, 2 uL removed with pipettor, blot for 2 seconds before plunging, 0 mm offset
Particles were aligned using multi-model IHRSR protocol in EMAN2/SPARX with naked 13 and 14 protofilament microtubules as references. The deposited map is a segmented region for difference map calculation. No amplitude scaling was applied. The phase-flipped particles were aligned using IHRSR in EMAN2/SPARX.