Cellular Division : The Process Of Cell Division

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Cellular Division Introduction Cellular division is the process of one cell splitting into many. This process is present in all of nature and is a continuous process. Cellular division causes wounds to be healed, sex cells to be produced, and overall growth to be done. The two main forms of cellular division are Mitosis and Meiosis. Through analyzing what categorizes each process students can get a better understanding of cellular division. (Mike)Mitosis Mitosis is the process of cell division resulting in the creation of two identical daughter cells. The purpose of Mitosis is, in most cases, growth and repair of an organism. This process of cell division is divided into either five or six phases depending on your sources of information. These phases are Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis. According to some sources, Cytokinesis is part of Interphase. Interphase is the starting point of the Mitosis cycle. It is an in between and longest stage of the cells life, where the cell grows and begins to ready itself for mitosis. There are three stages in interphase G1, S, and G2. G1 is a developmental stage where the cell generates proteins and organelles. S is when the cell begins to copy its genetic material or DNA. G2 is when the cell is done copying its genetic material and begins producing more proteins and organelles until mitosis begins. Prophase is where mitosis begins to pick up pace. The chromatin, made up of genetic material and

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