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Chapter 10 Vocab YD

Miller Levine Chapter 10 Vocab-Cell Division

cell division cell divides into 2 daughter cells
asexual reproduction process of reproduction involving a single parent
sexual reproduction cells from 2 parents unite to form the first cell of a new organism
chromosome structure of DNA and protein that contains genetic information, there are 46 of them in humans
chromatin name given to chromosomes when they are unwound during the cell cycle
cell cycle series of events in which a cell grows, copies DNA, and divides
interphase period of cell cycle between cell divisions
mitosis part of cell division in eukaryotes in which the nucleus divides
cytokinesis division of cytoplasm of cell following mitosis
chromatid one of 2 identical sister parts of a chromosome
centromere region of a chromosome where 2 sister chromatids attach
growth factors proteins that stimulate the enlargement and division in cells
cancer uncontrolled cell growth
apoptosis programmed cell death
embryo developing stage of a multicellular organism
differentiation process in which cells become specialized
totipotent cells that are capable of developing into any cell in the body
pluripotent cells that are capable of developing into most, but not all, cells in the body
stem cells unspecialized cells that give rise to one or more type of specialized cells.
multipotent cells with limited potential to develop into many types of cells
Created by: jamesweide