Mitosis

STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

Mitosis
A stage of the cell cycle where cell division results in two daughter cells each having the same number and kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth.
Interphase
Stage of the cell cycle when a cell grows, replicates DNA, and prepares to go through cell division (Mitosis).
Cell Cycle
An ordered sequence of events in the life of a cell
Prophase
First phase of mitosis in which duplicated chromosomes condense and spindle fibers begin to form.
Metaphase
Second phase of mitosis in which the chromosomes line up across the center of the cell.
Anaphase
Third phase of mitosis in which the chromosomes separate and move to opposite ends of the cell.
Telophase
The fourth phase of mitosis in which the chromosomes begin to stretch out and lose their rod-like appearance and a new nuclear membrane forms. The two new cells begin to seal off.
Cytokinesis
Final stage of the cell cycle: the division of the cytoplasm to form two separate daughter cells immediately after mitosis.