Flashcards in Cell Division Deck (11):
What is the mnemonic for remembering the five stages of cell division?
What is another more biological word for cell division?
Name stage 1 and describes what happens at this stage
DNA all unorganised
Starts to form chromatids
Name stage 2 and describes what happens at this stage
Chromosomes become shorter and thicker, chromatids join at centromeres
Name stage 3 and describes what happens at this stage
The chromosomes line up along the equator of the cell and the spindle fibre forms
Name stage 4 and describes what happens at this stage
The spindle fibre pulls the chromatids apart to opposite poles
Name stage 5/6 and describes what happens at this stage
The cytoplasm pinches, two new nuclei form, divides into 2 daughter cells
What is cancer?
The uncontrolled division of cells leading to the formation of a tumour
What are the two new cells produced from cell division called?
What is a benign tumour?
It isn't harmful, it doesn't spread making it easier to remove