cell growth and division
cell cycle and stuff
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the regular pattern of growth, DNA duplication, and cell division that occurs in eukaryotic cells.
division of cell nucleus and its contents.
process that divides the cell cytoplasm.
long continuous thread of DNA that consists of numerous genes along with regulatory info.
protein that organizes chromosomes and around which DNA wraps.
the loose combination of DNA and proteins.
one half of the duplicated chromosome.
a region of the condensed chromosome that looks pinched.
repeating nucleotide at the ends of DNA molecules that do not form genes and help prevent the loss of genes.
first phase of of mitosis when chromatin condenses, the nuclear envelope breaks down, the nucleolus disappears, and the centrosomes and centrioles migrate to opposite sides of the cell.
second phase of mitosis when spindle fibers align the chromosomes along the cell equator.
third phase of mitosis during which chromatids separate and are pulled to opposite sides of the cell.
last phase of mitosis when a complete set of identical chromosomes is positioned at each pole of the cell, the nuclear membranes start to form, the chromosomes begin to uncoil and the spindle fibers disassemble.
broad group of proteins that stimulate cell division.
programmed cell death.
common name for a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division.
having no dangerous affect on health, especially referring to an abnormal growth of cells that are not cancerous.
cancerous tumor in which cells break away and spread to other parts of the body, causing harm to the organism's health.
to spread by transferring a disease-causing agent from the site of the disease to other parts of the body.
substances that produce or promotes the development of cancer.
process by which offspring are produced from a single parent, does not involve the joining of gametes.
asexual reproduction in which a cell divides into two equal parts.
group of cells that work together to perform a similar function.
group of different types of tissues that work together to perform a specific function or related functions.
two or more organs that work in a coordinated way to carry out similar functions.
process by which unspecialized cells develop into their mature form and function.
cell that can divide for long periods of time for awhile remaining undifferentiated.