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1

What is Mitosis

The dividing of the cell nucleus
4 different phases

2

What are the stages of mitosis

Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase

3

Prophase

The longest phase and occupies 50-60% of mitosis
Chromosomes are visible
Centrioles attach 2 sister chromatids
Chromosomes attach to spindle fibers
Nuclear membrane goes poof and dissolves.

4

Metaphase

Lasts a few minutes
Chromosomes line up in the center/middle of the cell

5

Anaphase

Centromeres dissolve
Chromosomes move back apart

6

Telophase

Condensed chromosomes start untwisting
Nuclear envelope reforms
Spindle fibers break down
Mitosis is done

7

Cytokinesis

In animals, the cell membrane "Pinches" in 2
In plants, a cell plate forms, followed by a cell wall.

8

Interphase

The first stage of the cell cycle.
Cell grows, makes a copy of DNA, and prepares to divide into 2 daughter cells.

9

What is the structure of a chromosome and what does it look like

It is in an "X" form
Each arm is called a chromatid
The center that connects everything is called the centromere

10

What are the stages of the Cell cycle

Growth, DNA synthesis, growth and preparation for mitosis (Interphase),