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a chemical that contains information for an organism's growth and functions


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


part of the cell cycle during which a cell is not dividing


part of the cell cycle during which the nucleus divides


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


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

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