2Stages of Cell Division 1. Interphase2. Prophase3. Metaphase4. Anaphase5. Telophase
3Interphase Cells begin to prepare for division. Chromosomes appear more visiblewith a thread-likeappearance.
4Prophase Chromosomes shorten and thicken forming Chromatids. Nuclear membrane disappears the spindle fibres begin to appear.
5Metaphase The chromatids arrange themselves on the equator (middle) region of the cell.
6Anaphase Spindle fibres stretch and the chromatids separate and move to opposite ends.
7TelophaseCell membrane divides into two (2) producing daughter cells for each cell.
8Complete DivisionIn Mitosis, the cells regain their nuclear material and division is complete.While it’s not complete in Meiosis because chromatids still lack a thread-like appearance.
9Importance Leads to growth because it adds new cells to already existing cells.Repairs body parts of living organisms.Helps in asexual reproduction likebinary fission, micro-organisms andvegetative reproduction in plants.