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What is the mnemonic for remembering the five stages of cell division?

IPMAT

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What is another more biological word for cell division?

Mitosis

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Name stage 1 and describes what happens at this stage

Interphase
DNA all unorganised
Starts to form chromatids

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Name stage 2 and describes what happens at this stage

Prophase
Chromosomes become shorter and thicker, chromatids join at centromeres

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Name stage 3 and describes what happens at this stage

Metaphase
The chromosomes line up along the equator of the cell and the spindle fibre forms

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Name stage 4 and describes what happens at this stage

Anaphase
The spindle fibre pulls the chromatids apart to opposite poles

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Name stage 5/6 and describes what happens at this stage

Telophase
The cytoplasm pinches, two new nuclei form, divides into 2 daughter cells

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What is cancer?

The uncontrolled division of cells leading to the formation of a tumour

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What are the two new cells produced from cell division called?

Daughter cells

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What is a benign tumour?

It isn't harmful, it doesn't spread making it easier to remove

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What is a malignant tumour?

It is harmful, it spreads so this makes it difficult to remove