Unit4: Fantastic Voyage Script

Written By Anass Moudakir

TV Presenter Hello everyone and welcome to this brand new edition of bioscience quiz-of-the-week! Tonight's topic is the Eukaryotic cell cycle. The Eukaryotic cell’s first phase of the cycle is divided into three sub-phases and is the phase in which the cell spends the majority of its time and prepares for cell division by increasing its size and making a copy of its DNA. The second phase is called M-phase or Mitosis. M-phase is divided into sub- phases. I’m now going to show you animations describing these sub-phases, and I’d like you to choose for them the right name. TV PRESENTER Watch as the duplicated chromosomes condense while outside the nucleus, the mitotic spindle assembles between the two centrosomes. PARTICIPANT Pro-metaphase? TV PRESENTER I’m sorry, that’s not the right answer. This sub-phase is called Prophase. TV PRESENTER What is the name of this third sub-phase? TV PRESENTER Watch as chromosomes are aligned at the equator of the spindle midway between the spindle poles. The sister chromatids are attached to the opposite poles of the spindle.

PARTICIPANT Metaphase. TV PRESENTER Well done!

The correct answer is Metaphase. ! What comes after the Metaphase? PARTICIPANT Telophase? TV PRESENTER I’m sorry, that’s incorrect. Anaphase is the next sub-phase where the Chromatids separate to form 2 sets of Chromosomes. Each sister chromatid is pulled slowly towards the spindle pole it faces. TV PRESENTER Our Quiz is coming to an end, but there’s just time for one more question about the last sub-phase known as the Telophase. During the telophase, the two daughter chromosomes arrive at the spindle poles and decondense. A new nuclear envelope forms around each set of chromosomes, which forms one new nuclei. True or False ? PARTICIPANT True. TV PRESENTER Well done! The two daughter chromosomes arrive at the spindle poles and decondense. A new nuclear envelope forms around each set of chromosomes which forms the two new nuclei. TV PRESENTER I hope you enjoyed tonight's quiz and learned lots of fascinating facts about the Eukaryotic cell cycle. See you next week. (MORE)

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