Mitosis

Mitosis

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Caption: Mitosis. Light micrograph of hyacinth root cells undergoing mitosis (nuclear division). Mitosis is the formation of two daughter nuclei from one parent nucleus. One cell at centre left is in metaphase. The chromosomes, which contain 2 identical chromatids and are made of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA, red), are lining up along the centre of the cell. the chromatids are then separated during anaphase (upper centre). At left a cell is in telophase, the last stage of mitosis before cytokinesis (cellular division). The chromosomes have been separated and moved to opposite poles of the cell. The chromatids are divided equally between the daughter cells. Magnification: x280 at 10 centimetres wide.

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