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straight, hollow tubes of proteins that give rigidity, shape, and organization to a cell
a thin membrane around the cytoplasm of a cell, controls what goes in and out of the cell
two tiny structures located in the cytoplasm near the nuclear envelope, help organize cell division
cell grows, performs its normal functions, and prepares for division; consists of G1, S, and G2 phases
the final stage of the cell cycle, in which the cell's cytoplasm divides, distributing the organelles into each of the two new cells
2nd stage of Interphase. A celll prepares for the division of its nucleus, the cell also takes inventory and makes sure it is ready to continue to mitosis.
first and longest phase of mitosis,
- the chromosomes become visible and the centrioles separate and take up positions on the opposite sides of the nucleus
second phase of mitosis, during which the chromosomes line up across the center of the cell
fourth and final phase of mitosis, during which the chromosomes begin to disperse into a tangle of dense material
function: involved in cell division in animal cells- found in pairs near the nucleus- composed of microtubule rings
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