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Cell division

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Mitosis cell process in which the nucleus divides to form two nuclei identical to each other, and identical to the original nucleus, in a series of steps (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase).
Meiosis Reproductive process that produces four haploid sex cells from one diploid cell and ensures offspring will have the same number of chromosomes as the parent organism
Interphase The resting phase between successive mitotic divisions of a cell, or between the first and second divisions of meiosis.
prophase The first stage of cell division, before metaphase, during which the chromosomes become visible as paired chromatids and the nuclear...
anaphase The stage of meiotic or mitotic cell division in which the chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle
Telophase The final phase of cell division, between anaphase and interphase, in which the chromatids or chromosomes move to opposite ends of the..
sister chromatids Sister chromatids are 2 identical copies of a chromatin connected by a centromere. Compare sister chromatids to homologous chromosomes,...
centromere The point on a chromosome by which it is attached to a spindle fiber during cell division.
spindle fiber In cell biology, the spindle fibers is the structure that separates the chromosomes into the daughter cells during cell division. It is...
centriole A minute cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in...
metaphase The second stage of cell division during which the chromosomes become attached to the spindle fibers.
Created by: yaquino on 2013-02-05



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