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Science Chpt 14 Vocab

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DNA
a chemical that contains information for an organism's growth and functions
chromosomes
DNA is wrapped around proteins like thread aroumd a spool and compacted intro structures
cell cycle
the normal sequence of development and division of a cell
interphase
part of the cell cycle during which a cell is not dividing
mitosis
part of the cell cycle during which the nucleus divides
cytokinesis
the division of the parent cell's cytoplasm
asexual reproduction
one organism produces one or more new organisms that are identical to itself and that live independently of it
binary fission
form of asexual reproduction occuring in prokaryotes
regeneration
in some organisms, the process by which certain cells produce new tissue growth at the site of a wound or lost limb, form of a asexual reproduction