B2 - Cell Division: Mitosis

  • Asexual reproduction
  • Method
  • Genetical identical offspring
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When is mitosis needed?
For growth and repair; so the cells will be genetically identical and have the same number of chromosomes.
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What is mitosis?
Mitosis is when a cell reproduces itself by splitting to form two identical offspring.
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How does mitosis work?
The cell has pairs of chromosomes in it, the chromosomes then line up in the centre and cell fibres pull them apart. The two arms of each chromosome are separated to different sides of the cell. Membranes form around each set to form the nucleus.
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What kind of reproduction is mitosis?
Asexual
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Give an example of when mitosis may occur.
In plants like strawberry plants (they grow runners in this way).
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