Hi, I'm Bob the cell. Sadly, I don't have any friends, but I'm in interphase. Interphase is the part of the cell cycle where I do normal life activities like growing and at the end duplicate my DNA as I am doing now.
line = DNA white circle = nucleus
As you can probably tell, my nuclear membrane is dissapearing! Also, my DNA has formed into condensed DNA called chromosomes. Except, I only have one of course. Finally, my centrioles are forming spindle fibers in this new process I am going through called Prophase.
squiggly line = spindle fibers x= chromosome semicircle = centriole fading white circle = nuclear membrane
Shhh! we,re in the library which is why I'm only thinking this. :) Now, during metaphase, my chromosome will line up in the middle because I have no nucleus. So, the fibers are going to attach to the centromere and we'll be good to go.
half x = chromatid
Im so excited for this ride so I could go to the telophase ride afterwards!
Rule of the anaphase ride: Make sure all of your chromatids are pulled to each side of the cell for your saftey on the ride. Thank you!
We're almost there! Finally we'eve made it to telophase where we both have a nuclear membrane and we are starting to pinch in to make me a friend. :)
YAY!! Now in cytokinesis us two daughter cells that are twins are gonna party like its 1999! See you later! ;)