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Unformatted text preview: Plant Physiology Online: The Multiple Steps in Construction of the Cell Plate Following Mitosis http://4e.plantphys.net/article.php?ch=1&id=21[8/28/2009 8:24:42 AM] A Companion to Plant Physiology, Fourth Edition by Lincoln Taiz and Eduardo Zeiger Topics Essays Study Questions Readings Help Select Chapter: Search HOME :: CHAPTER 1 :: Topic 1.5 PREVIOUS :: NEXT Topic 1.5 The Multiple Steps in Construction of the Cell Plate Following Mitosis During Mitosis in plants, the daughter chromosomes separate during anaphase and migrate toward their respective poles (Web Figure 1.5.A). In contrast to animal cells, the spindle poles of plant cells is quite diffuse, so that the chromosomes move in nearly parallel fashion. Web Figure 1.5.A Mitosis in a living endosperm cell of the African blood lily, Haemanthus katharinae , recorded with time-lapse microscopy. (Photos courtesy of W. T. Jackson.) (Click image to enlarge.) At the end of teleophase, cytokinesis begins with the formation of the cell plate. This process involves fusionAt the end of teleophase, cytokinesis begins with the formation of the cell plate....
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