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List the stages of the cell cycle

1) Interphase - G0, G1, S, G2

2) Mitosis

3) Cytokinesis

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What happens in the G1 phase of the cell cycle?

Metabolic changes prepare the cell for division. At a certain point - the restriction point - the cell is committed to division and moves into the S phase

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What happens in the S phase of the cell cycle?

DNA synthesis replicates the genetic material. Each chromosome now consists of two sister chromatids

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What happens in the G2 phase of the cell cycle?

Metabolic changes assemble the cytoplasm materials necessary for mitosis and cytokinesis

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What happens in the mitosis phase of the cell cycle?

A nuclear division (mitosis) followed by a cell division (cytokinesis)

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What are the 5 stages mitosis is conventionally split into?

1) Prophase

2) Prometaphase

3) Metaphase

4) Anaphase

5) Telophase

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What occurs during Prophase?

- The nuclear membrane breaks down to form a number of small vesicles and the nucleolus disintegrates

- The centrosome duplicates itself to form two daughter centrosomes that migrate to opposite ends of the cell

- The centrosomes organise the production of microtubules that form the spindle fibres that constitute the mitotic spindle

- The chromosomes condense into compact structures

- Each replicated chromosome can now be seen to consist of two identical chromatids (sister chromatids) held together by a centromere

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What occurs during prometaphase?

- The chromosomes , led by their centromeres, migrate to the equatorial plane in the mid-line of the cell, at right angles to the axis formed by the centrosomes

- The region of the mitotic spindle is known as the metaphase plate

- The spindle fibre bind to a structure associated with the centromere of each chromosome called a kinetochore

- Individual spindle fibres bind to a kinetochore structure on each side of the centromere

- The chromosomes continue to condense

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What occurs during metaphase?

The chromosomes align themselves along the metaphase plate of the spindle apparatus

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What occurs during anaphase?

The shortest stage of mitosis

- The centromeres divide, and the sister chromatids of each chromosomes are pulled apart and move to opposite ends of the cell, pulled by spindle fibres attached to the kinetochores regions

- The separated sister chromatids now referred to as daughter chromosomes note

- It is the alignment and separation in metaphase and anaphase that is important in ensuring that each daughter cell receives a copy of every chromosome

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What happens during telophase?

The final stage of mitosis, and a reversal of many of the processes observed during prophase

- The nuclear membrane reforms around the chromosomes grouped at either pole of the cell

- The chromosomes uncoil and become diffuse, and the spindle fibres disappear

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What happens during cytokinesis?

The final cellular division to form two new cells

- There is a constriction of the cytoplasm

- The cell then enters interphase

- The interval between mitotic division

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Define meiosis

A type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes

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What two processes creates genetic diversity during meiosis?

1) Crossing-over

2) Independent assortment of chromosomes

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Define crossing-over

The exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes that occurs during meiosis and contributes to genetic variability

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Define independent assortment

The principle of how different genes independently separate from one another when reproductive cells develop giving different traits an equal opportunity of occurring together

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When does independent assortment occur?

Metaphase I

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Define genotype

The genetic make-up of an individual

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Define phenotype

All observable characteristics of an individual or the expressed trait as a result of the genetic make-up of one (or more) specific genetic locus (loci)

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What environmental factors have an influence on both genotype and phenotype?

- Radiation

- Mutagens

- Chemicals that can affect cell growth

- Diet

- Life-style

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Define gene

A unit of hereditary; a length of DNA on a chromosome that contains the code for a protein

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Define allele

An alternative form of a gene; each individual has two alleles for every gene, which can either be the same or different

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What is autosomal inheritance?

When the gene inherited is located on an autosome (not a sex chromosome)

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What is sex linked inheritance?

When the gene in question is located on a sex chromosome

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An example of an X-linked dominant disease?

Hypophosphatemic rickets

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An example of an X-linked recessive disease?

Haemophilia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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What is the inheritance pattern of Y-linked inheritance?

Quite rare, when the gene in question is located on the Y-chromosomes and inherited directly from father to son

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What is dominant trait (genetics)?

A phenotypic trait is dominant when it occurs in both homo and heterozygotes

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What is a recessive trait (genetics)?

A phenotypic trait is recessive when it occurs only in the homozygote

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What is co-dominance?

When both alleles are expressed in the phenotype of a heterozygote Eg AB blood type

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What is complementation?

More than one gene is responsible for the phenotype. A general definition is the ability of two mutants in combination to restore normal phenotype Eg - albinism

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If two genes are on two different chromosomes they show _______ ________ during meiosis. This is not the case if two genes are close together on the same chromosome. Such genes are said to be _____ and _-__________ However the process of ______ _____ and _______ can result in two linked alleles being separated during meiosis

Independent assortment

Linked and co-segregate

Crossing over and recombination

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What are the four most common modes of genetic transfer?

1) X-linked dominant

2) X-linked recessive

3) Autosomal dominant

4) Autosomal recessive

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What is the inheritance pattern of an X-linked dominant trait?

- Men must always be affected

- Only one X chromosome

- Daughter of sufferer must also be affected as father only has the affected X gene to pass on

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What is the inheritance patter of an X-linked recessive trait?

Men always affected - only one X chromosome

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What is a genetic map?

The arrangement and distance between genes on a chromosome deduced from studies of recombination. The frequency of recombination between two loci can give information with respect to how close these loci are to each other 1 map unit = 1% recombination