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Chapter 8: Section 1

Cell Division

TermDefinition
Binary Fisson The division of a prokaryotic cell into two offspring cells.
Mitosis Results in new cells within genetic material that is identical to the genetic material of the original cell.
Asexual Reproduction The production of offspring from one parent.
Meiosis Occurs during the formation of gametes.
Gametes Haploid reproductive cells.
Interphase The time between cell divisions that is divided into three phases.
Cytokinesis The division of the cells cytoplasm.
Prophase The first stage of mitosis where chromosomes are a scatered across the cell with spindle fibers.
Spindle Fibers Micro tubules that attach to chromosomes and chromatids in mitosis.
Metaphase The second phase where the spindle fibers pull the chromosomes to the equator of the cell in a straight line.
Anaphase The third phase where the spindle fibers pull the chromosomes apart to opposite poles making chromatids.
Telophase The final phase where the spindle fibers finally pull the chromatids to opposite poles and the cell starts to separate.
Cell Plate The midline of the dividing cell in a plant cell.
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