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The Cell Cycle Anastasios-Odyssefs Ntinopoulos

Scene 1 Act 1: About the cell. An eukaryotic cell appears on the screen. All living organisms constitute of cells, cells constitute all forms of life in the planet. More cells are popping out on the screen. Before cell division the DNA is being replicated, more cells are produced. Act 2: The stages of cell division is Interphase and Mitosis.

Camera rolls around one individual cell. All the other cells that popped out disappear. Scene 2 Act 1: Interphase In interphase the cell passes the majority of its time during the cell cycle. The cell changes environment and starts moving towards. During Interphase the cell goes through checkpoints which ensure the completion and the success of the cell cycle. Interphase is being divided in 3 sub phases: G1, S, G2. Act 2: G1 phase. The camera zooms into the cell. Colors in the background change. The cell begins to grow. During G1 phase the cell grows in size. The cells grows until it doubles its size. Inside the cell can be observed the creation of new organelles and procedures taking place. G1 phase completed. Act 3: S phase. Another G1 completed cell appears next to the one I showed in the G1 phase but slightly changed. (Different color scheme but same structure).

In the S phase the DNA is being replicated, the one double-stranded DNA molecule produces two identical copies of the molecule. Zoom in the cell. We see the one double stranded molecule producing two identical copies. The other cell which is slightly different from the one that completed the S phase doesnt succeed to produce identical copies. The light source inside the cell which symbolizes life in the cell disappears. Act 4: G0 phase. The defective cell undergoes GO phase. G0 phase is an extended G1 phase. The cell stays there if it doesnt make it to division. Act 5: G2 phase. The cell (healthy one) continues to move in another scene with a slightly different background from the S phase scene. In the G2 phase the cell continues to grow and is preparing for the Mitotic stage. The cell continues to grow. Scene 3: Mitosis Mitosis is the process in which the cell separates the chromosomes in its cell nucleus into two identical sets in two separate nuclei. The cell appears in a dark background scene. Mitosis is divided in the sub phases of Prophase, Prometaphase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telophase and Cytokinesis. Act 1: Prophase. The chromatin condenses in the double shaped structures called chromosomes. The camera zooms in the cell where the process is being depicted. Act 2: Prometaphase. The cell continues to move while it stops. The word Prometaphase appears. Prometaphase is the phase where the nuclear membrane breaks apart into a bunch of "membrane vesicles". Microtubules emerge from both sides.

The process of microtubules being pushed with the chromosomes. The camera zooms out from the cell. And then starts moving. Act 3: Metaphase Microtubules have already found their way to kinetochores. Microtubules in the cell have found their way to kinetochores. Kinetochores and chromosomes align in the middle of the cell. Chromosomes and kinetochores align in the middle of the cell. Act 4: Anaphase Anaphase The cell rotates while the camera rotates from the opposite side. In anaphase the chromosomes push to opposite poles of the cell. The chromosomes are pushed to the opposite sides of the poles. The cell changes its shape into an oval. Act 5: Telophase. The chromosomes unwind back to the chromatin. Two nuclear envelopes in the cell are formed. The cell is being partially divides with two nuclear envelopes. Act 6: Cytokinesis. In Cytokinesis the cytoplasm in the cell is being divided to form two daughter cells. The two daughter cells are being made successfully. The camera zooms out and the procedure of daughter cells being born is being shown with more cells. End.