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Describes the events that occur from the time a cell is formed until it divides.
A phase of the cell cycle in which a cell carries out its normal functions; includes all parts of a cell’s life except for when the cell is dividing.
The portion of interphase in which a cell grows in size.
The portion of interphase in which a cell’s DNA is copied.
The portion of interphase in which a cell makes final preparations for cell division.
The first phase of mitosis in which chromosomes are condensed, the nuclear membrane breaks down and centrioles begin to move toward opposite poles.
The second phase of mitosis in which chromosomes line up on the metaphase plate and are attached at the centromere to spindle fibers.
The third phase of mitosis in which sister chromatids are separated and pulled by spindle fibers toward opposite poles of the cell.
The final phase of mitosis in which the plasma membrane begins to pinch off and the nuclear membrane begins to reform. Chromosomes begin to return to their thread-like state.
The end result of mitosis in which two diploid daughter cells are produced which are identical to the parent cell.
The pinching off of the plasma membrane to produce two new cells.
Cells that contain two copies of each chromosome.
A duplicate of an original chromosome produced during mitosis.
The point at which sister chromatids are attached to one another.
The name for cells produced by the process of mitosis.