PROPHASE 1. Granular chromatin condenses into chromosomes. 2. Nuclear membrane disappears. 3. Nucleolus disappears. 4. Chromosomes continue to condense. 5. Spindle appears. 6. Centrioles move toward poles
METAPHASE Chromosomes become aligned at the equator of the spindle.
ANAPHASE 1. Chromatids separate. 2. Two identical groups formed. 3. Separated chromatids move to opposite poles of the cell.
TELOPHASE 1. Chromosomes lose their identity and become granular. 2. Nuclear membrane reappears. 3. In plant cells the cell plate appears.
Daughter Cell The cytoplasm becomes divided (a process called cytokinesis) and wall formation produces two daughter cells.
CRITICAL THINKING Human red blood cells develop in the bone marrow from stem cells, and lose their nucleus before maturing and being released into the bloodstream. While this gives a cell that can be densely packed with hemoglobin molecules, what are the consequences as for as the longevity & its ability to replicate?
CRITICAL THINKING Lacking DNA coding,the red blood cells will not themselves be able to replicate and we must rely on the stem cells in the bone marrow to continue red blood cell production. In addition, the red blood cells will be limited in life span and unable to make substantial DNA- coded repairs.