Mitosis

By Pierce Narges

Mitosis

The cell cycle that cells have to go through to be able to divide and make new cells.


There is 6 steps in Mitosis:

  1. Interphase
  2. Prophase
  3. Metaphase
  4. Anaphase
  5. Telophase
  6. Cytokinesis

I remember them like this:

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Here is Each Step Described By Me:

Interphase:

Mostly just the cell being a cell, doing its normal jobs and functions. Also the Chromosomes are starting to be replicated.

Prophase:

The Nucleolus practically disappears during Prophase, the chromosomes are pressed together, or condensed. The Centrioles move to either side of the growing cell. Also spindle fibers start to form.

Metaphase

By now the chromosomes in the cell are lined up in the center of the cell all the way down it. The cell is about halfway through the process of Mitosis by now. The spindle fibers that were beginning to form in Prophase are now fully grown and attached to the chromosomes.

Anaphase

In this stage Cytokenisis begins, meaning the cytoplasm of the cell is dividing. The chromosomes, with the spindles, start to move towards the poles of the cell.

Telophase

By now the chromosomes have made it to the poles, and in cases, the nuclear envelope will probably begin to divide. The spindle fibers will dissolve, and the chromosomes will unwind to reform chromatin and the process will go over again.



Cytokinesis

Pretty much just late Telophase, the division of cytoplasm is finished, resulting in two identical daughter cells. The finished stage would look something like the picture below: