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This lesson will explain in detail what occurs in the process of metaphase.

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Metaphase is a phase that occurs during mitotic cell division. Chromosomes in the cell line up along the equatorial plane called the metaphase plate.
During metaphase, spindle fibers connect chromosomes to centrosomes at the poles of the cell.