Stages of Mitosis

Brennan Waters, Dakota Hill

Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, telophase and cytokinesis

Interphase: Resting phase between the first and second divisions of meiosis

Prophase: first stage of cell division. Before metaphase, during which the chromosomes become visible as paired chromatids and the nuclear envelope disappears

Metaphase: second stage of cell division, between prophase and anaphase, during which the chromosomes become attached to the spindle fibers.

Anaphase: stage of meiotic or mitotic cell division in which the chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.

Telophase: final phase of cell division, between anaphase and interphase, in which the chromatids or chromosomes move to opposite ends of the cell and two nuclei are formed.

Cytokinesis: cytoplasmic division of a cell at the end of mitosis or meiosis, bringing about the separation into two daughter cells.