The reproduction of cells by one cell splitting to form multiple identical daughter cells.
The division of the cytoplasm to form two separate daughter cells, right after mitosis, meiosis I or meiosis II
A type of cell division that has two "rounds" which has an end product of four haploid gametes.
1st stage of mitosis, nucleus dissapears, mitotic spindle begins to form, chromosomes condense and become visible with a light microscope
chromosomes line up along the middle of the cell and spindle fibers attach to the centromere of the chromosomes
sister chromatids are separated and pulled to opposite sides of the cell my the spindle fibers
a subcellular region containing material that functions throughout the cell cycle to organize the cell's microtubules
an assembly of microtubles that is responsible for the movement of chromosomes during cell division
A specialized region on the centromere that links each sister chromatid to the mitotic spindle.
the imaginary line down the center of a cell on which chromosome line up during metaphase
a shallow groove in the cell surface near the metaphase plate where cleavage can first be noted
A double membrane across the midline of a dividing plant cell, between which the new cell wall forms during cytokinesis.
enzyme to which cyclin binds during interphase and mitosis, triggering and controlling activities during the cell cycle.
a non-dividing stage in which cells are in if they have not been initiated to begin cell division
a control point in the cell cycle at which stop and go signals can be used to regulate the cell cycle
cell cycle control system
A cyclically operating set of molecules in the cell that triggers and coordinates key events in the cell cycle.
A cancerous tumor that is invasive enough to impair the functions of one or more organs.