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process of reproduction involving a single parent that results in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent
type of reproduction in which cells from two parents unite to fore the first cell of a new organism
threadlike structure within the nucleus that contains genetic information that is passed from one generation to the next
substance found in eukaryotic chromosomes that consists of DNA tightly coiled around histones
series of events in which a cell grows, prepares for division, and divides to form two daughter cells
first and longest phase of mitosis in which the genetic material inside the nucleus condenses and the chromosomes become visible
phase of mitosis in which the distinct individual chromosomes begin to spread out into a tangle of chromatin
one of a group of external regulatory proteins that stimulate the growth and division of cells
cells that are able to develop into any type of cell found in the body (including the cells that make up the extraembryonic membranes and placenta)
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