Mitosis

Shows the stages of mitosis and a basic overveiw of meiosis

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Mitosis

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Mitosis

Interphase:

The phase of the cell cycle in which the cell spends the majority of its time and performs the majority of its purposes including preparation for cell division.

Prophase:

Is a stage of mitosis in which the chromatin condenses into a highly ordered structure called a chromosome, this process iscalled chromatin condensation.

Metaphase:

Is a stage of mitosisin which condensed chromosomes, carrying genetic information, align in the middle of the cell before being separated to each of the ends of the cell.

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Meiosis

Anaphase:

Is the stage of mitosis when chromosomes separate each chromatid moves to opposite poles of the cell.

Telophase:

is a stage in mitosis where the cytoplasm spilts and the genetic information in each new cell becomes enclosed in a nuclear envelope.

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Meiosis

The cell goes from having a diploid number (a full set of chromosomes) to a haploid number (half the set of chromosomes). A hapliod cell is normally used in sexual reproduction to make the sperm and the egg cell.

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Meiosis

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