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second stage of mitosis and of meiosis I and II when the spindle is fully formed and all of the chromosomes are held in place; chromosomes line up
type of cell division that produces four cells, each with half as many chromosomes as the parent cell
process by which the nucleus and duplicated chromosomes of a cell divide and are evenly distributed, forming two daughter nuclei
third phase of mitosis and of meiosis I and II, in which the sister chromatids separate and move toward the poles of the spindle
combination of DNA and protein molecules, in the form of long, thin fibers, making up the genetic material in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell
last phase of mitosis, chromosome are in two new cells and nuclear membranes start to reform
threadlike structure within the nucleus containing the genetic information that is passed from one generation of cells to the next
the period of the cell cycle during which the nucleus is not undergoing division, typically occurring between mitotic or meiotic divisions
the first stage of mitosis and meiosis in cell division; characterized by the condensation of the chromosomes and the dissolution of the nuclear envelope
A double membrane across the midline of a dividing plant cell, between which the new cell wall forms during cytokinesis.
a characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes., specific characteristic that varies from one individual to another
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