Oh great. Kira just fell down the steps again and got a cut on her arm. This is my time to shine!
Hi, I am a human skin cell who lives on Kira's arm. I have been around here for quite a while, just waiting for the time to split apart to help repair one of Kira's injuries. Right now I am in Interphase, just carrying out my everyday normal functions in being a human cell. Durning this phase, the DNA inside of me has replicated, but has not formed the condense structure of the chromosome. Right now they remain as loosly coiled chromatin. I spend most of my life in this phase, but it's finally time to do something! To repair this cut, I am going to have to divide myself completely in half in order to help stop blood from running out of the cut. The next phase I will be entering is Prophase. Right now my DNA molecules are shortening and condensing by coiling together to form chromosomes. The nuclear membrane surrounding the DNA has now vanished, and the my centrioles have stread to opposite ends of me. Now this stage is complete, I am moving into Metaphase. In this phase, my chromosomes line up in the middle of me, and the spindle fibers from my centrioles attach to the chromosomes.
Here's me just preforming my everyday functions, preparing for the division.
There's me when my chromosomes were forming
My chromosomes all lined up in the middle and spindle fibers attatched to them.
My spindle fibers shortened, pulling the Chromosomes apart.
Chromosomes reached their poles and nuclear membrane reformed.
Finally split appart!