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Interphase

Interphase

Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:
This lesson will explain the interphase stage that occurs while a cell is preparing to start mitosis.
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Tutorial

 

Interphase is the phase of a cell in which it prepares for cell division. Most of the cell cycle takes place in interphase.  During interphase, the cell grows and develops.
 
DNA is copied so that when the cell divides, two copies of all genetic information are available.  Cells in interphase undergo normal cell life.  Interphase represents all of the time that passes between cell divisions.