It is a continuous process that we have broken into

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: nuous process that we have broken into phases for our understanding. Mitosis is a small part of the cell cycle. Karyokinesis- division of the nucleus Cytokinesis is another small part of the cell cycle The division of the cytoplasm to form two separate daughter cells immediately after mitosis. Purpose of mitosis Examples of mitosis include the formation of an adult from a fertilized egg Asexual reproduction Regeneration Maintenance or repair of body parts Not all cells go through mitosis at the same rate: Human skin cells, frequent Liver cells, less frequent In an adult, Nerve cells, never Growing child, frequent Grown adult, less frequent Frequency is controlled by cell signals Cancer cells undergo unregulated division Interphase A period of growth and preparation Most of cell life is spent in this phase 3 stages of interphase G for growth or gap S for synthesis DNA is an uncoiled state chromatin The complex of DNA and proteins that makes up a eukaryotic chromosome. When the cell is not dividing, chr...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online