Ch 3: The Process of Cell Division

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The Process of Cell Division chapter of this Mitosis: Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about the process of cell division. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the cell division process.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the cell division process will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about cell division. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding cell division
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about cell division
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts covered in a cell division unit of a standard cell biology course. Topics covered include:

  • Cell division
  • Asexual versus sexual reproduction
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • The genetic code
  • DNA packaging and chromosome condensation
  • The genome
  • The cell cycle

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Process of Cell Division
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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 Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms

2. How is DNA Packaged? - Chromosome Condensation & Karyograms

Learn how DNA packaging makes it possible to fit approximately seven feet of DNA inside a single cell. You'll see how chromosome condensation helps cells get ready for cell division.

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.

Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

4. 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

5. 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.

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.

The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

7. The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

In this lesson, we will learn what the genetic code is and how it can be affected by mitosis, meiosis and crossing over. When mistakes are made and genes are altered, it can have a negative impact on human development.

Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

8. Nondisjunction & Aneuploidy: Definition & Examples

Learn why proper chromosome segregation is essential during meiosis. We'll see how having an extra chromosome can lead to Down Syndrome and also examine the consequences of having too few chromosomes. Disruptions to the delicate balance of cell division can have far-reaching effects.

Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab

9. Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis: Biology Lab

Organisms use cell division to replicate, grow, and, in the case of a process called meiosis, to make gametes for reproduction. This lab explores the processes of mitosis and meiosis through both physical and mathematical modeling.

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