Cell Cycle The Cell Cycle

Term Definition
What is the Cell Cycle? is the series of events that take place in a cell leading to its division and duplication of its DNA to produce two daughter cells.
Interphase the phase of the cell cycle in which a typical cell spends most of its life. During this phase, the cell copies its DNA in preparation for mitosis
Mitosis is nuclear division plus cytokinesis, and produces two identical daughter cells during prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.
Prophase is when the chromatin condenses into two rod-shaped structures called chromosomes in which the chromatin becomes visible.
Metaphase is the third phase of mitosis, the process that separates duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus of a parent cell into two identical daughter cells.
Anaphase is the stage of mitosis after the metaphase when replicated chromosomes are split and the daughter chromatids are moved to opposite poles of the cell.
Telophase is the fifth and final phase of mitosis, the process that separates the duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus of a parent cell into two identical daughter cells.
Cytokinesis is the physical process of cell division, which divides the cytoplasm of a parental cell into two daughter cells.

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