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1 1 Mitosis and the Cell Cycle Big Idea: Mitosis is the process in which the nucleus divides to form two new nuclei and two cells with identical DNA.
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The cell cycle is a repeated pattern of growth, division, and replacement that occurs in eukaryotic cells
The cell cycle is a regular pattern of growth, DNA replication, and cell division.
The main stages of the cell cycle are gap 1, synthesis, gap 2, and mitosis. –Gap 1 (G 1 ): cell growth and normal functions Mitosis occurs only if the cell is large enough and the DNA undamaged. –DNA synthesis (S): copies DNA –Gap 2 (G 2 ): additional growth –Mitosis (M): includes division of the cell nucleus (mitosis) and division of the cell cytoplasm (cytokinesis)
Chromosomes are copied (# doubles) Chromosomes appear as threadlike coils ( chromatin ) at the start, but each chromosome and its copy( sister chromosome) change to sister chromatids at end of this phase CELL MEMBRANE Nucleus Cytoplasm