Biology revision - Mitosis

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  • Created by: Kate
  • Created on: 13-04-12 10:52

Required definitions:

Somatic Cells - cells not involved in the production of gametes. Mitosis only takes place in somatic cells.

Chromosome - Thread-like structures in the nucleus, containing genes.

Replication - when each chromosome in the nucleus makes a copy of itself (chromatid) to be used in cell division.

Human cells contain 46 chromosomes.

Mitosis is used for growth or replacement of cells. Bone marrow produces…



ah, shouldn't you name the stages? (interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase) and also about how centrioles produce spindle fibres that pull the chromatids apart? but other than that (Y)



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