B2: 5.1: Cell division and growth

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Why is cell division necessary?
For the growth of the organism or to repair it.
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What is mitosis?
Two identical cells being produced from the original cell.
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What do chromosones contain?
The genes (alleles) which are passed to each new cell.
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What are alleles?
A version of a particular gene.
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What does the cell do before it divides?
Make a copy of each chromosome.
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What are stem cells?
Undifferentiated cells with the potential to form a wide variety of different cell types.
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What is cell division mainly for?
Repair and replacement.
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When do most animal cells differentiate?
At the beginning of their life.
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When do most plant cells differentiate?
Throughout the life of the plant as it continues to grow.
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How do you remember MITOSIS?
Making Identical Two osis
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