The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle Voice Over Script

Written By Nadia Yadallee

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INT. The cell cycle - also referred to as the cell division cycle - is the process that a cell goes through in order for it to multiply. So how does it work? Well, the Eukaryotic cell cycle is split into two phases - Interphase and the Mitosis Phase. During Interphase, the cell increases in size and prepares for the cell division process. Interphase is made up of three sub phases, The G1 phase, The S Phase, and the G2 phase. During the G1 Phase the cell synthesizes components and duplicates most of its organelles in preparation for the Mitosis Phase. This phase requires the cell to be checked. This is called the restriction or check point. If the restriction point determines a cell to have synthesized all the required components unsuccessfully or failed to grow sufficiently, the cell leaves the cell cycle and enters the G0 phase - a resting phase where cells neither divide nor prepare to divide. The S phase is when DNA replication occurs. The precision of this replication is important as errors may cause cell death or disease. Centrosomes - structures that build mitotic spindles are also replicated at this stage. During the G2 phase cell growth continues and enzymes and other proteins are synthesized in readiness for mitosis. During the Mitosis Phase the centrosomes move to opposite ends of the pole of the cell. The centromeres of the chromatids line up at the spindle equator. The centromeres split and the sister chromatids become separate daughter chromosomes and move to opposite ends of the pole. Finally the process of cytokinesis occurs, which makes the cell separate into two.

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