Mitosis

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The term mitosis refers to the duplication of a cell's chromosomes to allow daughter cells to receive the exact genetic makeup of the parent cell.[1] Mitosis does not occur in prokaryotes, which divide in a simpler way using their mesosomes. Errors made in the process of the copying of the cell's DNA during the prophase occasionally occur, resulting in mutations. Mitosis makes up the "M-phase" of the cell cycle, and is comprised of the following stages:

Mitosis

Contents

Prophase

Prometaphase

Metaphase

Anaphase

Telophase

Cytokinesis

See also


References

  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998
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