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cell division vocab

Mitosis A type of cell division.
Daughter cell Cells formed when a cell undergoes cell division by mitosis.
Meiosis A type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell.
Chromatin The material of which the chromosomes of organisms other than bacteria are composed. It consists of protein, RNA, and DNA.
Chromatid Each of the two threadlike strands into which a chromosome divides longitudinally during cell division.
Sister Chromatids Are pieces of identical DNA that are crucial in the process of cell replication and division.
Chromosomes Where the DNA is located.
Homologous chromosomes Pairs one from each parent that are similar in length, gene position, and centromere location.
Gene Transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
Karyotype The number and visual appearance of the chromosomes in the cell nuclei.
Centrioles A minute cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells.
Centromere Where the microtubules of the spindle attach to the chromosomes.
Centrosome Contains the centrioles.
Aster A star shaped structure formed during division of the nucleus of an animal cell.
Spindle fibers Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle.
Inter phase Contains of G1 , M, and G2
Prophase Comes after Inter phase
Metaphase After prophase
Anaphase After metaphase
Telophase After anaphase
Cytokinesis During telophase
nuclear envelope Membrane which surrounds the genetic material
Kinetochore Fiber Protein structure on chromatin where the spindle fibers attach during cell division
Nucleolus Where the chromosomes are found
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