Cell division

Cell division

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  • Emma- Hey, Ava, do you know what cell division is and how it works?
  • Ava- No, I don't know how it works.
  • Let me tell you how cell division works.
  • OK, I'm excited.
  • -Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells.
  • The cell division cycle, more commonly and simply known as the cell cycle.
  • Mitosis is a type of cell division in which one cell (the mother) divides to produce two new cells (the daughters) that are genetically identical to itself.
  • In early prophase, the cell starts to break down some structures and build others up, setting the stage for division of the chromosomes.
  • Mitosis consists of four basic phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.
  • In telophase, the cell is nearly done dividing, and it starts to re-establish its normal structures as cytokinesis (division of the cell contents) takes place.
  • In anaphase, the sister chromatids separate from each other and are pulled towards opposite ends of the cell.
  • In metaphase, the spindle has captured all the chromosomes and lined them up at the middle of the cell, ready to divide.
  • "I hope you have learned something new."
  • "I have learned a lot from you."
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