The Stages of Mitosis

Bonnie steever

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The interphase is a resting phase between successive mitotic divisions of a cell, or between the first and second divisions of meiosis.


Prophase is the first stage of cell division, before metaphase, during which the chromosomes become visible as paired chromatids and the nuclear envelope disappears. The first prophase of meiosis includes the reduction division.


Metaphase is the second stage of cell division, between prophase and anaphase, during which the chromosomes become attached to the spindle fibers.


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


Telophase is technically the final stage of mitosis.


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