Interphase is the first step of cell division. It is a process of growth replication and preparation for mitosis.
What is the 2nd stage of the cell cycle?
The 2nd stage of the cell cycle is mitosis. Mitosis; prophase. Prophase is when genetic material within the nucleus condenses & duplicated chromosome become visible.
What is the 2nd phase of mitosis?
The 2nd phase of mitosis is metaphase; centromeres of the duplicated chromosomes line up along the center of the cell & spindle fibers connect each centromere of chromosome to the poles of cell to prepare for separation of the daughter cells.
What is the 3rd phase of mitosis?
The 3rd phase of mitosis is anaphase. Anaphase: chromosomes separate & move the spindle fiber to opposite ends of the cell, & when movement stops the chromosomes are in 2 groups.
What is the 4th phase of mitosis?
The 4th phase of mitosis is Telophase: chromosomes that were distinct & condenscend spread out into chromatin. Nuclear envelope re-forms around the cluster & nucleolus becomes visible again.
What is the final stage of the cell cycle?
The final stage is cytokinesis which the cytoplasm divides. In animal cells the cytoplasm pinches in the middle & in plant cell the cell plate divides the nuclei. The cell plate becomes a cell membrane that separates 2 cells & a new cell wall is formed between the membrane.