STAGES OF MITOSIS

By: Garrett Weaver

Mitosis

  1. Mitosis is the cell cycle process by which chromosomes in a cell nucleus are separated into two identical sets of chromosomes, each in its own nucleus.

Prophase

Prophase is the first phase of mitosis, the process that separates the duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus of a parent cell into two identical daughter cells.

Interphase

Interphase is the phase of the cell cycle in which the cell spends and performs the majority of its time, in this phase the cell grows in size.

Prometaphase

is the second phase of mitosis, the process that separates the duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus of a parent cell into two identical daughter cells.

Metaphase

is a stage of mitosis in the Eukaryota cell cycle in which chromosomes are at their most condensed and coiled stage.

Anaphase

is the stage of mitosis or meiosis when chromosomes are split and the sister chromatids move to opposite poles of the cell.

Telophase

During this phase, the sister chromatids reach opposite poles. The small nuclear vesicles in the cell begin to re-form around the group of chromosomes at each end.

Cytokinesis

is the process in which the cytoplasm of a single Eukaryota cell is divided to form two daughter cells.