Cell Division

Nicholas Kreh

Cell Cycle

The cell cycle, or cell-division cycle, is the series of events that take place in a cell leading to its division and duplication (replication). In cells without a nucleus (prokaryotic), the cell cycle occurs via a process termed binary fission.


Mitosis

a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having the same number and kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth.


Meiosis

a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores.


Quiz

1.In what stage does a cell spend the majority of its life


2.___________ is the division of the cytoplasm of the cell


3.What stage of the cell cycle is the plant cycle in.


4._____________ results in new cells with genetic material that is identical to the original cell


5.______________ reduces the chromosome number by half in new cells


6.What is the type of cell division that results in the production of gameytes


7.A human being has _____________ pairs of chromosomes


8.In prophase the nuclear membrane________________



Quiz (continued)

9.The final stage in mitosis is _____________



10.Cells will generally divide when?