Cell Division

Cell Division in Eukaryotic Cells • Mitosis.Results in new cells with genetic material that is identical to the genetic material of the original cell – Also occurs in organisms that use asexual reproduction: production of offspring from one parent. .

• Each new cell has the potential to join with another haploid cell to produce a diploid cell. . • Reduces the number of chromosomes by half in each new cell.Eukaryotes • Meiosis-Occurs during the formation of gametes which are haploid reproductive cells.

• Interphase is divided into three stages • Cell Division is divided into 2 stages – Mitosis and Cytokinesis: division of the cell’s cytoplasm . • Time between cell divisions is called Interphase. • Cell division is just one stage of the cycle.Cell Cycle • Repeating set of events in the life of a cell.

the cell grows to mature size. go to next phase S phase where the DNA is copied • G2 Phase cell is preparing for cell division .Interphase • Cell’s spend most of their time in this phase • After a cell divides the two new cells are about half the size of the original • During first stage G1 Phase. • When full size.

. • Example: Fully mature cells in the central nervous system stop dividing and normally never divide again. • Cells in this phase do not copy their DNA and they do not prepare to divide.Interphase • Cells can also exit the cell cycle usually from the G1 Phase and enter a state called G0 phase.

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