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CELL DIVISION MITOSIS. Stages of Cell Division 1. Interphase 2. Prophase 3. Metaphase 4. Anaphase 5. Telophase.

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1 CELL DIVISION MITOSIS

2 Stages of Cell Division 1. Interphase 2. Prophase 3. Metaphase 4. Anaphase 5. Telophase

3 Interphase Cells begin to prepare for division. Chromosomes appear more visible with a thread-like appearance.

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 Telophase Cell membrane divides into two (2) producing daughter cells for each cell.

8 Complete Division In Mitosis, the cells regain their nuclear material and division is complete. While its 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 like binary fission, micro-organisms and vegetative reproduction in plants.


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