3 Interphase Cells begin to prepare for division. Chromosomes appear more visiblewith a thread-likeappearance.
4 Prophase Chromosomes shorten and thicken forming Chromatids. Nuclear membrane disappears the spindle fibres begin to appear.
5 Metaphase The chromatids arrange themselves on the equator (middle) region of the cell.
6 Anaphase Spindle fibres stretch and the chromatids separate and move to opposite ends.
7 TelophaseCell membrane divides into two (2) producing daughter cells for each cell.
8 Complete 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.
9 Importance 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.
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