Mitosis

Let's Split!

What is Mitosis?

Mitosis is the process in cell division in which the nucleus divides, making another cell.
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First Step: Interphase

Longest part of the cell cycle. (48 chromosomes)

Second Step: Prophase

Chromatin condenses into chromosomes. (Chromosomes double to 92)

Third Step: Metaphase

Chromosomes align at the middle of the cell.

Fourth Step: Anaphase

Separated chromosomes pull apart.

Fifth Step: Telophase

Cell is cleaved into two new daughter cells.

Why Mitosis is Important?

It is important because It helps with growth and development. It also helps reproduction of a species (asexually) and repair/replacement of damaged parts.