Metaphase


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 Metaphase:   Metaphase is the stage of mitosis in which the pairs of chromatids  line up on the equatorial plate.  This region is also called the metaphase plate.  In a human cell, 92 chromosomes in 46 pairs align at the  equatorial plate.  Each pair is connected at centromere, where the spindle fiber is 
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Unformatted text preview: attached (more specifically at the kinetochore). At this point, the DNA at the kinetochore duplicates, and the two chromatids become completely separate from one another....
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