Mitosis:Meiosis Discussion_BDF - Mitosis\/Meiosis Part A Mitosis is a part of a cell cycle where chromosomes replicate and produce two separate nuclei

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Mitosis/Meiosis Part A: Mitosis is a part of a cell cycle where chromosomes replicate and produce two separate nuclei. This procedure is the dividing of a mother cell into two daughter cells. Mitosis has five different steps. These steps are: Interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. During interphase, the cell has formed two centrosomes and chromosomes have duplicated. The cell spends most of its time in the interphase period of the cell cycle. During prophase, mitotic spindles begin to form. The microtubules form between the centrosomes. The chromosomes have two sister chromatids present. During metaphase, the chromosomes align in the middle of the cell along a plate. There are more microtubules attaching the two centromeres together that are not attached to a chromosome. During anaphase, the daughter chromosomes are pulled towards the poles of the cell and the cell becomes elongated. In telophase, the daughter chromosomes are enclosed in two separate nuclei. The remaining spindle fibers or microtubules are disintegrating.
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