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Michael Cummings
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Describe the critical events of mitosis that are responsible for ensuring that each daughter cell receives a full set of chromosomes from the parent cell.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The critical events of mitosis which ensure that a full set of chromosomes are received by each daughter cell from the parent.

Introduction:

Mitosis is the form of cell division in which the newly formed cells contain the same complement of chromosomes as the parent cell. The mitotic cell cycle consists of three phases: interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis.

Explanation

Anaphase is the critical event which ensures that each daughter cell receives a complete and identical set of 46 chromosomes. It is the stage in mitosis, during which the centromeres split, and each sister chromatid converts into a chromosome...

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