Ch 3: The Cell Cycle, Mitosis & Meoisis

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We've made meiosis, mitosis and the cell cycle easy to understand in this informative chapter. Designed to help you finish your homework or study for a test, these video lessons are less than ten minutes and coupled with self-assessment quizzes to ensure you've understood what you've learned.

The Cell Cycle, Mitosis & Meoisis - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert instructors outline the cell cycle, meiosis and mitosis for your convenient review. They shed light on topics such as cell differentiation, mitotic spindle and the stages of mitosis. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline the phases and sequences of the cell cycle
  • Provide a description of the stages of mitosis
  • Detail the importance of mitotic cell division
  • Explore the process and importance of cell differentiation
  • Differentiate between mitosis and the cell cycle
  • Compare meiosis to mitosis
  • Describe the stages of meiosis I
  • Discuss how the stages of meiosis II are different from meiosis I

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9 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Cell Cycle, Mitosis & Meoisis
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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.

Importance of Mitotic Cell Division

4. Importance of Mitotic Cell Division

This lesson is on the importance of mitotic cell division. In this lesson, we'll go over what mitotic cell division is and what cells use this process. We'll also cover the main functions of cell division.

What Is Cell Differentiation? - Process, Importance & Examples

5. 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.

Difference Between Cell Cycle and Mitosis

6. Difference Between Cell Cycle and Mitosis

In this lesson, we'll learn the definitions of the cell cycle and of mitosis and go over the different steps involved in each. We'll also take a look at what happens to our cells and our bodies when these processes go wrong.

Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process

7. 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.

Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

8. 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!

Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

9. 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.

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