Ch 12: Campbell Biology Chapter 12: The Cell Cycle

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The Cell Cycle chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the cell cycle. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Cell Cycle textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Campbell Biology Cell Cycle chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the cell cycle topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What the genome is
  • How chromosomes are structured
  • Phases of the cell cycle
  • The process of cytokinesis
  • Phases of mitosis
  • The makeup of the cell cycle control system

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7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Campbell Biology Chapter 12: The Cell Cycle
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Basic Genetics: The Genome & Chromosomes

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.

How is DNA Organized into Chromosomes? - Structure & Function

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.

The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

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.

Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

4. 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.

Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

5. 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

Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence

6. 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.

The Cell Cycle Control System

7. The Cell Cycle Control System

The cell cycle is an important process that occurs in your cells. But, it's also important that controls are in place to regulate this cycle. Here, we'll learn about the cell cycle control system and how it ensures proper cell division takes place.

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