About This Chapter
How it works:
- Begin your assignment or other AP biology work.
- Identify the cell division concepts that you're stuck on.
- Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
- Press play, watch and learn!
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.
Who's it for?
This chapter of our AP biology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn cell division and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:
- Struggle with understanding the structure of chromosomes, the cell cycle, mitosis or any other cell division topic
- Have limited time for studying
- Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
- Prefer learning science visually
- Find themselves failing or close to failing their AP biology - cell division unit
- Cope with ADD or ADHD
- Want to get ahead in AP biology
- Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class
Why it works:
- Engaging Tutors: We make learning cell division simple and fun.
- Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
- Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live biology tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
- Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn cell division on the go!
- Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.
- Take a look at the genome.
- Describe the structure of chromosomes.
- Become familiar with the processes of mitosis and meiosis.
- Compare and contrast asexual and sexual reproduction.
1. Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes
There are approximately 3 billion bases in the human genome. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the genome and its organization into chromosomes. We think about DNA often as the blueprint for life, but we can also think of it as the recipe for life with the nucleus being the library.
2. How is DNA Organized into Chromosomes? - Structure & Function
Explore the structure of chromosomes and see how DNA fits inside the nucleus of the cell. In this lesson, you'll learn about histones, chromatin and nucleosomes.
3. The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence
Learn about the dividing and non-dividing states of the cell and discover the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, cytokinesis, and the stages of cell division.
4. How is DNA Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms
Learn how DNA packaging makes it possible to fit approximately seven feet of DNA inside a single cell. You'll see how chromosome condensation helps cells get ready for cell division.
5. Parts of a Chromosome & Their Roles
Learn all about chromosomes, including the different parts of a chromosome and the types of chromosomes in diploid organisms like humans. Learn the vocab used with chromosomes.
6. Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function
Condensation makes DNA ready / And microtubules hold it steady / A microtubule's a fancy rope / To move the DNA is the hope / From spindle poles they do extend / To align each chromosome in the end
7. Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence
Let's take a second look at mitosis and focus on the phases of chromosome segregation. As we concentrate on chromosomes, you'll learn the tricky dance that takes place through all five phases of mitosis.
8. Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells
What's a cell to do when it must divide in two? We'll explore cytokinesis and see how the process can differ in important ways when it comes to plant versus animal cells.
9. Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics
Did you know that some organisms can reproduce without a mate? Check out this video lesson on asexual versus sexual reproduction to discover the different ways organisms can reproduce and the main differences between mitosis and meiosis.
10. Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process
Welcome to meiosis, a realm of division doubled for reproduction untroubled. You'll get a preview of both divisions of meiosis and see what it takes to go from a diploid cell to a haploid gamete.
11. Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I
How does meiosis keep track of homologs and reduce the genome by half? Know these answers and more as we navigate the steps of meiosis I. This lesson will be tetradical!
12. Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I
Behold round two of meiotic cell division! You'll see how meiosis II keeps the genome intact and gives the final push to produce haploid gametes, which make the world go round.
13. Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples
Learn why proper chromosome segregation is essential during meiosis. We'll see how having an extra chromosome can lead to Down Syndrome and also examine the consequences of having too few chromosomes. Disruptions to the delicate balance of cell division can have far-reaching effects.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the AP Biology: Tutoring Solution course
- AP Biology - Science Basics: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - The Origin of Life on Earth: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Evolution: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Inorganic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Organic Chemistry: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Enzymatic Biochemistry: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Cell Biology: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Requirements of Biological Systems: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Metabolic Biochemistry: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - DNA and RNA: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - DNA Replication: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Transcription and Translation: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Genetics and Heredity: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Genetic Mutations: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Phylogeny and the Classification of Organisms: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Plant Biology: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Plant Reproduction and Growth: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Animal Reproduction and Development: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Anatomy and Physiology of Reproductive Systems: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - The Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory, and Musculoskeletal Systems: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - The Nervous, Immune, and Endocrine Systems: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Ecology: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Animal Behavior: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Basic Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Laboratory: Tutoring Solution
- AP Biology - Analyzing Scientific Data: Tutoring Solution