Mitosis

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Interphase

Mitosis is always preceded by this period during which the cell is actively synthesising proteins for cell organelles and replicating DNA. The chromosomes are invisible at this point.

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Prophase

Chromosomes become visible, the nuclear envelope disintegrates and nucleolus disappears

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Metaphase

Chromosomes arrange themselves at the centre of the cell with the formation of the spindle fibres.

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Anaphase

Spindle fibres attached to chromatids contract pulling the chromatids towards the poles of the cell

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Telophase

Nuclear envelope and nucleolus reform and spindle fibres disintegrate. Cell division can now commence

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