I use a process called mitosis. I use it so that the organism that I am part of can grow and repair itself.
Cell Blue, why are there so many of you?
During the prophase, chromosomes and spindle fibers appear. The nuclear membrane starts to break down. In a human cell, mitosis starts with 46 chromosomes.
First there is the interphase. I grow and mature. I make a copy of my DNA. The nucleus contains chromatin.
In the metaphase, chromosomes line up in the middle of the cell and spindle fibers attach to them.
In the anaphase, spindle fibers pull the chromosomes apart.
During the telophase, 2 nuclei have formed. The cell membrane is pinching the middle of the cell.
During cytokinesis, two daughter cells have formed from the original parent cell. In a human cell, 46 chromosomes are in each daughter cell. Mitosis starts with and ends with the same number of chromosomes.
Huh, so that's how mitosis works.
In the prophase, spindle fibers and chromosomes form. The nuclear membrane starts to break down.