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Stages of the Cell Cycle - Chapter Summary
Whether you need to gain a comprehensive understanding of the stages of the cell cycle or want to fill in gaps in your existing knowledge, this chapter can help. Top instructors provide in-depth analyses of concepts that include binary fission, mitosis and cytokinesis. Examine the lessons at a comfortable pace. In no time, you should be able to:
- Detail the phases of the cell cycle and discuss the dividing and non-dividing states of the cell
- Define and discuss the steps of binary fission
- Explain the meaning, stages and function of mitosis
- Discuss the basics of eukaryotic cell division
- Describe the process of cytokinesis and explain how it differs in plant and animal cells
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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.
2. Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples
Bacteria are all around you, some make you sick, some are helpful. This lesson will examine one way bacteria reproduce called binary fission. It will also give you some examples of bacteria you may encounter.
3. 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.
4. Eukaryotic Cell Division
This lesson is on eukaryotic cell division. Read on to learn which type of cells are eukaryotic and what the similarities and differences in cell division are for each type, then check your knowledge with a quiz.
5. 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.
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