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Ch 5: Cell Division & the Cell Cycle

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Watch video lessons explaining the ways in which cell division occurs within the cell cycle. When you've finished watching each lesson, use the helpful online quiz to see how well you understood the material.

Cell Division and the Cell Cycle - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Cell division and the cell cycle are key parts of the study of life science. Through cell division, new cells are made. This series of video lessons, led by a qualified instructor, will teach you about two types of cellular reproduction, sexual and asexual. You'll learn about the processes of mitosis and meiosis; you'll also learn what kind of genes get passed on to offspring through each of these processes. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define asexual reproduction in cells
  • Define sexual reproduction in cells
  • Describe the process by which genes are received from both parents
  • Define mitosis and meiosis, and explain how they work

Video Objective
Asexual Versus Sexual Reproduction Define asexual and sexual reproduction in cells, and describe the difference between asexual and sexual reproduction in cells.
Types of Asexual Reproduction Summarize the types of asexual reproduction.
Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent Describe the process by which sexual reproduction allows genes from each parent to be passed on.
Mitosis: Definition, Stages and Function Explain mitosis, from what it is to the stages of mitosis, and the function of each stage.
What is Meiosis? - Steps and Results Explain meiosis, including all the parts of the process and the end result.

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Cell Division & the Cell Cycle
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Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

1. 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.

Types of Asexual Reproduction

2. Types of Asexual Reproduction

If an organism comes from a single parent, then it reproduced asexually. This results in genetically identical offspring. Learn about different types of asexual reproduction, such as binary fission, fragmentation, budding and vegetative propagation.

Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent

3. Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent

Organisms reproduce in order to make offspring. With sexual reproduction the offspring get a combination of the genetic material from two parents. Learn how the male and female reproductive cells, called gametes, come together during fertilization.

What is Mitosis? - Definition, Stages & Function

4. What is Mitosis? - Definition, Stages & Function

Every day your body cells are dividing using a process called mitosis. This allows you to grow and replace damaged or worn out cells. Learn about the stages of mitosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.

What is Meiosis? - Steps & Results

5. What is Meiosis? - Steps & Results

It's meiosis that gives us the male and female reproductive cells known as the egg and sperm. In meiosis, two cell divisions take place, which produces four genetically unique cells with half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.

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