The stage of mitosis or meiosis beginning with the separation of sister chromatids (or homologous chromosomes) followed by their movement towards the poles of the spindle.
Centromere is important particularly during mitosis. Aside from being the region where chromatids are held and kinetochore is formed, it also serves as the point of attachment for spindle fibers
third main stage of the cell cycle, during which the cell's cytoplasm divides, creating a new cell.
second main stage of the cellcycle during which the cell's replicated DNA divides and two genetically identical diploid daughter cells are produced.
Classical term for the first phase of mitosis or of one of the divisions of meiosis. During this phase the chromosomes condense and become visible.
Two identical strands joined by a common centromere as a result of a chromosome that duplicated during the S phase of the cell cycle.
Any of a network of filaments that collectively form a mitotic spindle (in mitosis) and meiotic spindle (in meiosis). It is chiefly involved in moving and segregating the chromosomes during nuclear division.