Flashcards in Mitosis And The Cell Cycle Deck (11):
What is the series of stages through which cells divide called?
What happens during the cell cycle, in terms of genetic material?
The genetic material is doubled and then split into two identical cells
Before a cell can grow, what does it need to do?
Grow and increase the number of sub-cellular structures such as ribosomes and mitochondria
The DNA ___________ to form two copies of each ____________
In ________ one set of chromosomes is pulled to each end of the cell and the nucleus ________
The ___________ and cell __________ divide to form two identical ______
What is cell division in mitosis important in?
The growth and development of multicellular organisms
What are the three stages of the cell cycle?
What happens in DNA replication?
The DNA 'unzips' to form single strands
New double strands form by complementary base pairing.
What happens during mitosis?
During mitosis, the chromosomes:
Line up along the centre of the cell
Copies then move to opposite poles (ends) of the cell