Ch 16: Cell Growth & Division

About This Chapter

Boost your comprehension of cell growth and division by exploring this chapter's entertaining lessons. Watch engaging videos and review short texts to better understand the cell cycle, cytokinesis, cell differentiation and more.

Cell Growth & Division - Chapter Summary

If you are looking to enhance your understanding of mitosis, the cell cycle, sexual reproduction and more, this chapter can help! Examine these and other related science concepts by reviewing short video and text lessons. Each lesson covers a unique topic to ensure you comprehend cell growth and division. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Describe various states of the cell cycle
  • Discuss the mitotic spindle and phases of chromosome segregation
  • Explain differences between how plant cells and animal cells split in two
  • Share the intracellular and extracellular factors that regulate cell division
  • Differentiate between asexual and sexual reproduction
  • Define cell differentiation, and discuss its importance

As you review the lessons in this chapter, take advantage of additional resources that help you to fully understand cell growth and division. When reviewing videos, utilize clickable timelines that enable to you revisit topics without watching lessons in full. Also, take advantage of the ability to submit questions about lesson topics to experts with a wealth of biology knowledge. Test your understanding by taking short multiple-choice quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to help reinforce lesson concepts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Cell Growth & Division
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The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

1. 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.

Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

2. 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

3. 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.

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.

Internal & External Factors that Regulate Cell Division

5. Internal & External Factors that Regulate Cell Division

Cells can be incredibly active, carrying out processes like growth and division. To coordinate these activities, the cell uses a range of intracellular and extracellular factors.

Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics

6. 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.

What Is Cell Differentiation? - Process, Importance & Examples

7. What Is Cell Differentiation? - Process, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn how your cells become specialized. This specialization of cells allows them to perform different functions and create different parts of your body.

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