Mitosis In Onion Root Tip Cells Essays and Term Papers

  • Mitosis root tip practical

    USE OF ONION ROOT TIPS FOR MITOTIC DIVISION OBSERVATIONS Introduction The zone of cell division on the onion root tip is a great place to observe mitotic cell divisions. Through the observation and comparison of different regions of the root tip, the duration of mitotic stages and mitotic indexes...

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  • Using Garlic Root Tips to Observe Mitosis

    Mitosis is a cellular process that replicates chromosomes and produces two identical nuclei in preparation for cell division, from the original cell two cells are derived, each of which possesses the same genetic material. Mitosis has five phases: interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase...

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  • To investigate the effect of phosphate on cell division in root tips.

    phosphate on cell division in root tips. Background knowledge Phosphate ions (macronutrients) are needed large amounts by plants. They are required for root growth. For the root tips cells to divide, mitosis has to occur. Phosphate is needed for production of ATP which provides energy for mitosis to occur...

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  • Onion Cell

    An investigation of an onion cell using a light microscope. Aim: The aim of this investigation is to identify the cells within an onion skin using a light microscope. An onion cell is a plant cell which through the light microscope, it should outline the cell wall, cell membrane and the nucleus. ...

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  • Mitosis Tips

    two types of nuclear division: mitosis, where the nucleus divides into two identical nuclei, and meiosis, which results in the production of four nuclei with half the original number of chromosomes of the parent cell. We will go through all the detailed steps of mitosis and meiosis in the next section...

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  • Root Tip

    Why is the root tip used? - This is the region of active cell division by mitosis Why is hydrochloric acid used? - Breakdown the pectins in the middle lamella that hold the cells together. Helps produce a preparation that is one cell thick. Why is the stain used? -makes chromosomes more visible...

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  • Cell Mitosis

    coiling, to form chromosomes. The nuclear membrane and nucleolus are no longer visible. The spindle apparatus has migrate to opposite poles of the cell.. 3. Metaphase The spindle fibres attach themselves to the centromeres of the chromosomes and align the the chromosomes at the equatorial plate. 4...

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  • experiment onion cell-biology

    B04 onion skin lab SNC 2D Name:______________________________ Lab:  Investigation of the Structure of Onions Cells Purpose: To investigate the structure of onion cells and become familiar with some of the basic parts of  a cell.  This lab will also introduce you to the technique of preparing a wet mount slide...

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  • Mitosis on plant cells

    by Rudolf Virchow, that new cells can only arise from previously existing cells. This is done in two ways: mitosis and meiosis. Somatic (body) cells divide exclusively by mitosis followed by cytokinesis, while germ cells produce gametes by the process of meiosis. Plant cells grow by enlargement, essentially...

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  • osmosis in onion cell

    28/11/13 EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF SODIUM CHLORIDE ON ONION EPIDERMAL CELLS INRODUCTION A living plant cell will shrinks or swells depending on the solute concentration of the cell in relation to the solute concentration of the fluid surrounding the cell (1). It follows that water will move from a region...

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  • Examination of Onion Epidermal Cells

    Examination of Onion Epidermal Cells Requirements: Iodine solution – HARMFUL Onion Distilled Water Apparatus: Microscope Microscope slides & cover slips Tile Knife Tweezers Pasteur Pipettes Assignment: I was given the onion once it had been chopped up on the tile, ready for...

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  • The Onion Cell Lab

    The Onion Cell Lab Background: Onion tissue provides excellent cells to study under the microscope. The main cell structures are easy to see when viewed with the microscope at medium power. For example, you will observe a large circular nucleus in each cell, which contains the genetic material for the...

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  • Mitosis in cancerous cells

    Mitosis in cancerous cells Mitosis, the process in which a cell undergoes nuclear division, is one of the four subdivisions of the cell cycle responsible for cell growth and reproduction. The first step in mitosis is prophase. In prophase the chromatin, diffuse in interphase, condenses into chromosomes...

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  • Osmosis in Onion Cell

    osmosis in relation to three onion cells and the impact on the cells structure. A small square of a red onion skin (membrane) was observed under a microscope at high power (X40) magnification. The observation showed a large number of onion cells. The structure of one onion cell had a general rectangular...

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  • Red Onion Cell Lab

    purple onion cell is going to be bathed in different concentrations of salt (NaCl) water. Problem: How do solutions of various salt concentrations influence osmosis in relation to an onion cell? Hypothesis What will happen to the onion cell if it...

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  • Garlic Root Tip - Miosis

    Garlic Root Tip Mitosis is the process of cell division; it is the process by which a eukaryotic cell separates the chromosomes in its cell nucleus into two identical sets in two nuclei. It is generally followed immediately by cytokinesis, which divides the nuclei, cytoplasm, organelles and cell membrane...

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  • Cheek and Onion Cell experiment.

    Cheek and Onion Cell Experiment The aim of this experiment will be to show that different cells have different structures and textures. Hypothesis I believe that viewing these different cell types under the microscope will show more detail and variations between the cells. Method Apparatus All...

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  • The process of mitosis (cell replication)

    make up mitosis (cell replication). Very good. The process of Mitosis --------------------------------------- Mitosis is the term used to describe cell division for replication. The product at the end of mitosis is two daughter cells both genetically identical to the original (parent) cell. This process...

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  • Anion Root Tip

    experiment, onion root tips are choosen to be observed under microscope. It is because the chromosomes are larger than most of the others plants. The root tips of onion are picked to observed as the root tips are the region where the cell division occurs mostly. The cells at the tips of the onion are actively...

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  • Osmosis in Red Onion Cells

    Osmosis in Red Onion Cells By: Youssef Gharib Brief Description of Osmosis in Red Onion cells: Osmosis is the diffusion of water from an area of low concentration to an area of high concentration across a semi-permeable membrane. The purpose of this lab is to compare the three different types of...

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