Stages of Mitosis

Colton Ortego & Dexter Payne

Interphase

The cell is engaged in metabolic activity and performing its prepare for mitosis.

Prophase

Chromatin in the nucleus begins to condense and becomes visible in the light microscope as chromosomes.
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Metaphase

Spindle fibers align the chromosomes along the middle of the cell nucleus.
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Anaphase

The paired chromosomes separate at the kinetochores and move to opposite sides of the cell.
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Telephase

Chromatids arrive at opposite poles of the cell, and new membranes form around the daughter nuclei.
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Cytokinesis

In animal cells, cytokineses results when a fiber ring composed of a protein called actin around the center of the cell contracts pinching the cell into two daughter cells, each with one nucleus.
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