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Chromatin coils and condenses, forming chromosomes.


The chromosomes are v-shaped.


The nuclear envelope re-forms.


Chromosomes stop moving toward the poles.


Chromosomes line up in the center of the cell.


The nuclear envelope fragments.


The mitotic spindle forms.


DNA synthesis occurs.


Centrioles replicate.


Chromosomes first appear to be duplex structures.

prophase, metaphase, and anaphase

Chromosomal centromeres are attached to the kinetochore fibers.


Cleavage furrow forms.

Interphase, prophase, metaphase and anaphase

The nuclear envelope is absent.

Short, compact bodies easier to manipulate during mitosis rather than long, thin chromatin threads.

What is the physical advantage of the chromatin coiling and condensing to form short chromosomes at the onset of mitosis?

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