division of the nucleus that creates genetically identical daughter cells
final step of cell division in which the cytoplasm and organelles are divided into two new cells
longest stage of cell cycle; cell grows, does its job, and copies DNA
stage of mitosis in which nuclear envelope and nucleolus disappear and chromatin coils into chromosomes
shortest stage of mitosis; spindles attach to centromeres and chromosomes moved to middle of cell
stage of mitosis in which chromosomes split and sister chromatids move apart toward opposite poles of the cell
stage of mitosis in which nucleus splits, nuclear envelope and nucleoli reappear, and chromosomes return to chromatin
a developing cell wall that appears in plant cells during telophase
region on chromosome where sister chromatids attach
microfilaments that move chromosomes around the cell and assist with cleavage during cytokinesis
indentation(s) that indicate splitting of cell in animal cells during telophase and cytokinesis
the two identical halves of a chromosome that attach at the centromere
disease that is the result of uncontrolled cell division
a factor that causes cancer; could include chemicals, radiation, viruses, or heredity
a mass of cancerous cells
a tumor that is encapsulated and not likely to spread
a tumor that has potential to spread throughout the body
the spread of cancer cells throughout the body
a change in DNA sequence, often caused by carcinogens
tightly coiled packets of DNA found in the nucleus during cell division
the uncoiled form of DNA that exists during interphase
an undifferentiated cell that can become any cell type in the body
a process of specialization in which a cell becomes a specific cell type within the body
stage of interphase in which the cell rapidly grows
stage of interphase in which DNA is replicated
stage of interphase in which cell is checked for errors and final preparation for cell division occurs
stage of interphase in which the cell "rests" or stops the division process
programmed cell death that occurs in the cells between fingers and toes and in cells that have been identified as "damaged"
rod shaped structures in animal cells that may assist in spindle fiber formation
the sequence of growth (interphase) and division (mitosis) in a cell
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