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What is mitosis?

Mitosis or cell division is an elegant process that enables organisms to grow and reproduce. Through a sequence of steps, the replicated genetic material in a parent cell is equally distributed to two daughter cells. While there are some subtle differences, mitosis is remarkably similar across organisms. There are several phases or steps in mitosis which include:

Below is an animated GIF of the different phases of mitosis in a plant cell.

Animation courtesy of Tom Diab. Used with permission.


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