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Cell Cycle Vocab

Cell Cycle Vocabulary

cell cycle regular sequence of growth and division that cells undergo
interphase first stage of the cell cycle; cells grow to mature stage makes copy of DNA
mitosis stage when the cell's nucleus divides into two new nuclei
cytokinesis final stage of the cell cycle, cytoplasm divides, distributing all the organelles into new cells
replication when the cell makes a copy of the DNA in its nucleus
chromosome double rod of condensed chromatin
chromatid indentical rod or strand of chromosome
prophase chromatin and nucleus condense to form chromosomes
metaphase chromosomes line up across the center of the cell
anaphase centromeres split
telophase chromosomes begin to stretch out and lose their rod-like appearance
spindle fiber form a bridge between the ends of the cell
centriole holds spindle fibers
chromatin material in cells that contains DNA and carries genetic information
centromere holds the chromatids together
sperm male sex cell
egg femal sex cell
meiosis process by which the number of chromosomes is reduced by half to form sex cells
Created by: dianne12