Scientist: Look! The cell is starting mitosis. The cell is separating its DNA into 2 parts. This is known as prophase and metaphase.
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Scientist: The cell is going through the 3rd and 4th phases of mitosis. These are anaphase, in which the chromosomes move to opposite poles of the spindle and telophase, in which 2 new nuclei are formed at the opposite poles.
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Scientist: Right now cytokinesis is occurring where the cleavage furrow physically splits the cell into 2 new daughter cells.
Scientist: One of the daughter cells goes into G-0 phase which means that the cell is not actively preparing to divide.
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Scientist: The other daughter cell is continuing the cell cycle back at the beginning of G-1 phase.
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And thats how cell division works!
Wait a minute! I thought we were learning mitosis?