What is an Aster in Cell Division?


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1. Asters pull _____ apart during mitosis or meiosis.

2. This structure divides right before mitosis or meiosis, and then one migrates to each pole of the nucleus.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is pulled apart during mitosis or meiosis? To which system do asters belong? You'll need to explain this kind of information to fully gauge your understanding of aster structures during this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is designed to measure your ability to:

  • Define tubulin
  • Note what asters pull apart during mitosis or meiosis
  • Name a structure that divides right before mitosis or meiosis
  • Recognize to which organelle system asters belong
  • Provide the name of the process by which the nuclei of skin cells divide after a cut

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as something that is pulled apart by asters during the process of mitosis or meiosis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define tubulin
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what system asters belong to
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to understand what divides before mitosis or meiosis takes place

Additional Learning

Gain more insight into this topic by referring to the lesson called What is an Aster in Cell Division? By reviewing this lesson, you will learn:

  • Which elements make up the human body
  • Where the word 'aster' originates from
  • What asters are made of
  • What asters help chromosomes do during mitosis and meiosis
  • Which disorders might result when a daughter cell is nonviable