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cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes


process by which plants and some other organisms use light energy to convert water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and high-energy carbohydrates such as sugars and starches


eukaryotic organism that is not an animal, a plant, or a fungus.


the stage of the cell cycle that takes place before cell division occurs


the second stage of mitosis


first and longest phase of mitosis where chromatin coils into visible chromosomes


the third phase of mitosis, during which the chromosome pairs separate and move toward opposite poles


a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area


organism that obtains energy by eating animals

limiting factor

factor that causes the growth of a population to decrease


a central point or locus of an infection in an organism

seafloor spreading

The process that creates new sea floor as plates move away from each other at the mid-ocean ridges


living and nonliving things in an environment, together with their interactions


simple substances that cannot be broken down into simpler substances


combination of 2 or more elements



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