Cell Division

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What is the final stage of cell division?
Cytokinesis
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What is the third stage of cell division?
Metaphase
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How many stages of cell division are there?
6
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What is the fifth stage of cell division?
Telophase
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What is the acronym used to remember the stages of cell division?
I Plant My Apple Tree Carefully
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What is the fourth stage of cell division?
Anaphase
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What happens in the interphase?
The cell gets ready to replicate by doubling its organelles and genetic material
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What are centromeres?
The part of chromosomes where sister chromatids are paired
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Describe the telophase
Chromatids arrive at the opposite poles of the cells, membranes begin to form around the new nuclei. The chromosomes disperse and are not visible under a light microscope
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What is the first stage of cell division?
Interphase
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Describe the metaphase
The spindle fibres align the chromosomes across the cell equator.
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Describe cytokinesis in an animal cell
The actin ring around a cell contracts, pinching the cell into two daughter cells with one nucleus each
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What becomes visible under a light microscope in the prophase, and why?
Chromatin, because it is condensing.
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What is the second stage of cell division?
Prophase
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What are the two stages of the interphase, and what happens in them?
The growth phase, where the cell expands as its organelles double; the synthesis phase, where the cell replicates its genetic material.
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Describe the prophase
The chromatin becomes visible, the nucleolus disappears, the centrioles move to opposite ends of the cell and spindle fibres extend from them, which form the mitotic spindle
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Why do the chromosomes have to line up along the cell equator?
It ensures that at the end of cell division, each new nucleus gets one of each chromosome
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Describe the anaphase
Paired chromosomes separate at the centromeres and move to opposite sides of the cell.
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Describe cytokinesis in a plant cell.
A cell plate is synthesised between the daughter cells
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What is actin?
A type of protein
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