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the regular pattern of growth, DNA duplication, and cell division that occurs in eukaryotic cells
one long continuous thread of DNA that consists of numerous genes along with regulatory information
region of condensed chromosome that looks pinched; where spindle fibers attach during meiosis and mitosis
first phase of mitosis when chromatin condenses, the nuclear envelope breaks down, the nucleolus disappears, and the centrosomes and centrioles migrate to opposite sides of the cell
third phase of mitosis during which chromatids separate and are pulled to opposite sides of the cell
last phase of mitosis when a complete set of identical chromosomes is positioned at each pole of the cell, the nuclear membranes start to form, the chromosomes begin to uncoil, and the spindle fibers disassemble
having no dangerous effect on health, especially referring to an abnormal growth of cells that are not cancerous
cancerous tumor in which cells break away and spread to other parts of the body, causing harm to the organism's health
to spread by transferring a disease-causing agent from the site of the disease to other parts of the body
the creation of offspring from a single parent and does not involve the joining of gametes
the asexual reproduction of a single-celled organism by division into two roughly equal parts
the process by which unspecialized cells develop into their mature forms and functions
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