URGETNT: During metaphase of mitosis, are the double armed chromosomes arranged in a special order along the equator?

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So, during metaphase the double armed chromosomes (made up of sister chromatids as a results of DNA replication preceeding mitosis) line up along the equator of the cell and attach to the spindle fibres by their centromere. In meiosis, this is done so they are next to their homologous pairs, is it the same in mitosis, if so does it matter?  Because the aim is to produce identical cells, so one copy of each chromosome goes into the two daughter cells?

Someone please help:O!

Posted Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 17:09 by claire hopkins

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I think they are just lined up randomly because as long as one half of each chromosome is in each dauther cell they are identical. :)

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 18:06 by rhona
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okay good thankyou! :D

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 18:11 by claire hopkins