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Cell Repro. Vocab

Cellular Reproduction Unit Vocab-Chapter 10

Cell Cycle a series of events that take place from one cells divison to the next
interphase a period of growth and development in eykaryotic cells
Mitosis the process in which the neucleus divides to form two identical neucli
chromosomes a structure in the neucleus that contains hereditary material
prophase Chromatids are visible and the neuclear membraane disentigrates. The centroles move to opposite ends of the cell and spindle fibers are streaching over the cell.
Metaphase The pairs of chromatids line up across the center of the cell
anaphase cell centrome divides and spindle fibers shorten & move to opposite ends ofthe cell.
Telophase The process when the spindle fibers start to dissappear, the chromosomes start to uncoil, and a new neucleus forms.
Cytokinesis Divison of the cytoplasm
Sexual Reproduction A type of reproduction in which 2 sex cells usually a sperm & egg join to form a zygtote, which will form a new organism
Asexual reproduction A type of reproduction in which a new organism is formed.
Sperm Male Sex Cell
Egg Female Sex Cell
fertilization The joining of an egg and sperm
Zygtote The cell that forms after fertilization
Diploid When cells have pairs of similar chromosomes
hapliod When cells don't have pairs of chromosomes ( Sex cells)
Meiosis Cell Divison that produces haploid sex cells
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid. Contains genetic material for an organism's growth and function
gene A section of DNA on a chromosome
RNA Goes to neucleus and gets code from DNA& takes code back to ribmosomes in the cytoplasm
Mutations A permanent change in the DNA sequence of a gene or chromosome of a cell
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