FRANCIS LEROY, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY. FRANCIS LEROY, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.
Artwork illustrating the anaphase stage of mitosis, the process of cell division that produces 2 daughter cells with equal & identical chromosomes by cytoplasmic cleavage of parent cell. Cell organelles that appear surrounding the mitotic apparatus are not necessarily divided equally between the daughter cells. In anaphase the 2 chromatids of each chromosome (blue) separate & migrate along the network of microtubules that forms the mitotic spindle towards opposite poles of the cell. Polarity is determined by presence of two pairs of centrioles, between which the mitotic spindle is constructed.
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