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Plant Cell Mitosis Images

By March 12, 2011

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Cell division is a process that enables organisms to grow and reproduce. Dividing cells go through an ordered series of events called the cell cycle. Mitosis is a phase of the cell cycle in which the genetic material from a parent cell is divided equally between two cells.

Before a dividing cell enters mitosis, it must duplicate its genetic material and increase its organelles and cytoplasm. This period of growth is called interphase.

Stages of Mitosis:

  • Prophase
  • Metaphase
  • Anaphase
  • Telophase

View all of the stages of mitosis as they occur in a plant cell at the Mitosis Image Gallery page. For additional information, be sure to visit the Mitosis Animation page.


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