The regular sequence of growth & division that cells undergo.
The stage of the cell cycle that takes place before cell division occurs; the cell grows, copies its DNA & prepares to divide.
The process by which a cell makes a copy of the DNA in its nucleus.
The stage of the cell cycle during which the cell's nucleus divides into 2 new nuclei & 1 copy of the DNA is distributed into each daughter cell.
A double rod of condensed chromatin; contains DNA that carries genetic information .
One of the identical rods of a chromosome.
The final stage in the cell cycle, in which the cell's ctyoplasm divides, distributing the organelles into each of the 2 new cells.
A disease in which the body cells grow & divide uncontrollably, damaging the parts of the body around them.
A change in a gene or chromosome.
A mass of abnormal cells that develops when cancerous cells divide & grow uncontrollably.
The use of drugs to kill cancer cells.