The first step of the cell cycle is Interphase. This is basicaly where the cell is doing its job. But at the end of the cycle, it duplicates it's DNA for reproduction
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The Prophase is when the sister chromatids is condensed right into the midde of the nucleus and is held there by the centromere when the Nuclear Membrane dissolves.
The second step is Mitosis which has four different parts including Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telophase
the Metaphase is the second step of Mitosis. This is when the chromosomes line themselves up and connect themselves to the spindal fibres
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The third step of Mitosis is Anaphase. This is when the duplicated chromosomes are pulled apart and are sent to the opposite ends of the cell
The last step of Mitosis is Telophase. This is when the cell membranes form and two nuclei are created in the process
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And thats the story of how you became you
This whole process takes about 24 hours. Anyway, the last phase of the cell cycle is Cytokinesis which is when the cytoplasm splits in two and the cell membrane forms on both forming two whole new cells
Thanks grampa I really needed to hear that and let you take my whole night to hear the cell cycle... thanks. I am going to bed now