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    MITOSIS The Stages of Mitosis Mitosis is simply described as having four stages—prophase‚ metaphase‚ anaphase‚ and telophase; the steps follow one another without interruption. The entire four-stage division process averages about one hour in duration‚ and the period between cell divisions‚ called interphase or interkinesis‚ varies greatly but is considerably longer. During INTERPHASE the chromosomes are dispersed in the nucleus and appear as a network of long‚ thin threads or filaments‚ called the

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    Mitosis Mitosis is the process where a cell divides‚ to create two diploid cells identical to the first other than for a small bit of protein that lets the cell know how many times it has divided. 1. The cell duplicates its chromosomes so that it now has double as many‚ but they remain attached. 2/3. The cell begins to split until it has the chromosomes have separated completely‚ to form two separate set of chromosomes. The cell begins to divide. 4. The cell divides completely to form two diploids

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    Mitosis Lab Mitosis in Onion Root Tips Make a sketch of a representative cell in each of the four stages of mitosis in the space provided below. Prophase Metaphase Anaphase Telophase Can you distinguish any cells?  Yes‚ you can identify cells that are undergoing development. In prophase‚ the chromosomes make and x shape. In metaphase‚ the chromosomes are moved to the middle of the cell. In anaphase‚ the chromosomes look like they are being pulled apart. And in telophase‚ the cell starts

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    MITOSIS What is Mitosis? There are various structures within the cell‚ but many are too difficult to see. For example‚ within the nucleus lie the chromosomes. These are important for heredity and reproduction. When a cell splits and becomes two‚ certain processes occur within the nucleus first. One of these processes involves the splitting of the chromosomes. This process is called Mitosis and there are four distinct stages. Mitosis takes place in Regular Body Cells or Somatic Cell. It keeps

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    Mitosis is the process in which a cell breaks apart its chromosome to eventually produce two identical daughter cells. The cell spends 10% of its time in mitosis. The cell goes through four stages in order to complete this task. The stages are Prophase‚ Metaphase‚ Anaphase and Telophase. Mitosis only occurs in eukaryotic cells and the process is different for different species. Mitosis is fast and very complex. The first phase is Prophase. In prophase‚ the chromosomes the chromosomes start to

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    Mitosis in a Nutshell • The stages of the cell cycle can be broken down into six stages: o Interphase‚ Prophase‚ Metaphase‚ Anaphase‚ Telophase Interphase • Is the "resting" or non-mitotic portion of the cell cycle. • It is comprised of G1‚ S‚ and G2 stages of the cell cycle. • DNA is replicated during the S phase of Interphase Prophase - the first stage of mitosis. • The chromosomes condense and become visible • The centrioles form and move toward opposite ends of the cell ("the poles")

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  • Mitosis/Meiosis

    November 10‚ 2011 Mitosis /Meiosis Mitosis occurs all the time in all body cells. This occurs to produce new cells and replace old and dead cells. We produce new blood cells‚ bone cells‚ skin cells...the list can go on and on. Mitosis in a nutshell is the process of splitting the nucleus and it occurs hand in hand with the rest of the cell cycle and cytokenesis. Meiosis

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  • Mitosis and Miosis

    Growth‚ repair and reproduction. • Growth: This is a result of mitosis. The more cells in an organism‚ the larger that organism is. Humans start off as one single cell‚ and by the time they are adults‚ they have over 10 trillion cells!!! This increase in the number of cells also allows for some of those cells to be specialized for various functions. This is important to the survival of many organisms. • Repair: This is a result of mitosis. If tissue is damaged‚ repair is extremely important. With

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  • Meiosis and Mitosis

    Meiosis and Mitosis Meiosis vs. Mitosis: Meiosis requires two nuclear divisions‚ but mitosis requires only one nuclear division. Meiosis producers four daughter nuclei‚ and there are four daughter cells following cytokinesis; mitosis followed by cytokinesis results in two daughter cells. Following meiosis‚ the four daughter cells are haploid and have half the chromosome number as the parent cell. Following mitosis‚ the daughter cells have the same chromosome number as the parent cell. Following

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  • Observation of Mitosis

    Observation of Mitosis Introduction: Reproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms are produced. There are two types of reproduction‚ which are; asexual and sexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction is creation of offspring whose genes all come from one parent. Sexual reproduction is creation of offspring by fusion of male gametes (sperm) and female gametes (eggs) to form zygotes. Asexual reproduction involves a type of cell division known as mitosis. Mitosis is the scientific

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